Contour Planning Services Ltd

NameContour Planning Services Ltd

Contour Planning Services Ltd is an independent consultancy providing expert planning advice on all aspects of development and regeneration throughout the UK.

Our aim is to help clients successfully navigate through the UK’s complex planning system, avoiding unnecessary delays, costs and frustrations.

The practice provides proactive planning solutions and clear strategies to help clients unlock the development potential of their land, achieve their development aspirations and enhance the value of their assets.

Contour offers comprehensive planning advice for all development sectors. The practice acts for land owners, developers, property companies, retailers, leisure/hotel/restaurant operators, house builders and private individuals. Projects range from the most complex mixed use scheme to small scale single use developments.

Our strength is our ability to provide clients with high quality commercial planning advice, incorporating realistic and clear planning solutions in the most complex of situations.

Our Services Include:

  • Site Appraisals
  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Appeals
  • Strategic Advice
  • Development Plan Representations
  • Retail and Leisure Studies
  • Expert Witness
  • Local Authority Consultancy
  • Public Consultation
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Advice on Enforcement Issues

Contour Planning’s success is based on developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients. We provide the following commitments to our clients:

  • Director involvement in all projects
  • Honest/Straightforward/Clear/Effective advice
  • Bespoke advice which provides workable solutions
  • Work undertaken on time and within budget
  • Sound technical expertise based on a proven track record

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Local & Strategic Planning: Minerals Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Local & Strategic Planning: Transport Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Waste Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Conservation: Design Layout

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Land Tribunals

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Countryside & Environment: Visual Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Countryside & Environment: Country Parks

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Countryside & Environment: Code for Sustainable Homes

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Applications

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Liveries

Agriculture: Small Holdings

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout

Design: Implementation

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Economic Research

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Planning for Real & Trade

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Hospices

Health Planning: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Housing Needs Studies

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Industrial: Site Design Layout

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 75 Agreements

Research: Housing Needs Assessments

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Car Boot Sales

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Factory Outlet Centres

Retail: Markets

Retail: Motorway Service Areas

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Retail: Site Design Layout

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Tourism & Leisure: Visitor Management Strategies

Tourism & Leisure: Amusement Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Family Entertainment Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Stadiums

Tourism & Leisure: Swimming Baths

Tourism & Leisure: Theme Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: Compulsory Purchases

Urban Regeneration: PPP (Public & Private Partnerships)

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices