Fairhurst is one of the largest private partnerships of Consulting Engineers in the UK, working from 17 principal offices and employing over 500 staff, with further presence within other offices through partnering arrangements with various contractors / clients.

The diverse range and size of projects undertaken allows considerable cross fertilisation of knowledge, expertise and experience and the success of the Firm is demonstrated by its considerable repeat business, by the awards won, and by the many prestigious projects completed.

Planning and Development Services offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary package of services to undertake the assessment, planning, co-ordination, design, and implementation of development projects which simplifies the Client's task of co-ordination, but ensures the Client's full control of the project. Specialisms include housing, retailing, industrial, offices, infrastructure, minerals and waste. Planning and Development Services undertake various instructions including Environmental Statements, Retail Impact Assessments, Planning Appraisals, Urban Design Studies, Masterplanning, Expert Witness, Development Plan Representations as well as Landscape services including project remediation and mitigation measures.

Recent projects throughout the UK include the following:

  • Provision of Expert Witness to North Yorkshire County Council relating to the refusal of a planning application for a gas extraction well, underground pipelines, gas processing facility, associated access and construction of an underground pipeline from the processing facility to the National Transmission System;
  • Project management and preparation of a planning application for 350 houses on a greenfield site in Stockton-on-Tees on behalf of The Co-operative Estates;
  • Provision of Expert Witness at Public Examination on behalf of The Newcastle Great Park Consortium to promote the allocation of land for 1,200 houses in Newcastle-upon-Tyne;
  • Preparation and project management of a planning application and Environmental Statement for a 39,000sqm cold store distribution warehouse in Wakefield;
  • Preparation and submission of a planning application for the development of a truckstop facility and haulage yard in Northamptonshire on behalf of Stobart Group; and
  • Preparation of planning application, Design and Access Statement coordination and feasibility design for student accommodation developments on behalf of Alumno Developments in Durham and St Andrews.

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: Planning Strategies

Conservation: Archaeology

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Ecology

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Conservation: World Heritage Sites

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Covenants

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Public Inquiries

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Management Strategies

Countryside & Environment: Country Parks

Countryside & Environment: Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations)

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

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

Countryside & Environment: Coastal Planning

Countryside & Environment: Ecological Surveys

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: Rights of Way

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

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Countryside & Environment: Visual Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Countryside & Environment: Wetlands

Countryside & Environment: Wildlife Centres / Trusts

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Small Holdings

Agriculture: DEFRA - Consultancy Advice

Agriculture: Option Agreements

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Business: Offices

Business: Flood Risk Assessments

Design: Crime Prevention Design

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Economic Development: Development Strategies

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: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Health Planning: BREEAM Assessments

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Housing Needs Studies

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Light Issues

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Housing: Flood Risk Assessements

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction

Industrial: Mining

Industrial: Oil & Gas

Industrial: Pollution (Air, Water, Noise)

Industrial: Service Industry

Industrial: Utilities

Industrial: Waste Disposal

Information Technology: Development Control Application Systems

Information Technology: GIS

Information Technology: Internet

Information Technology: CAD

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 75 Agreements

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Factory Outlet Centres

Retail: Motorway Service Areas

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Retail: Town Centre Management

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Swimming Baths

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Transport: Travel Plans

Transport: Transport planning and design

Transport: Airports

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Cycle Ways

Transport: Motorways

Transport: Ports

Transport: Roads

Transport: Rivers / Canals / Waterways

Transport: Traffic Management

Transport: Transport Impact Studies

Urban Regeneration: Blight

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: Compulsory Purchases

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Housing Estate Masterplans

Minerals & Waste: Mineral Local Plans

Minerals & Waste: Waste Disposal

Minerals & Waste: Minerals/Aggregates Extraction

Minerals & Waste: Quarries

Minerals & Waste: Waste Local Plans

Minerals & Waste: Mining

Minerals & Waste: Coal Mining

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Minerals & Waste: Waste Minimisation

Minerals & Waste: Oil & Gas Exploration

Minerals & Waste: Incineration

Minerals & Waste: Landfill

Local Authority Services: Development Management

Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services

Marine: Spatial planning

Marine: Conservation

Marine: Energy

Marine: Land use

Marine: Ports

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Renewable Energy: Tidal Power

Renewable Energy: BREEAM

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Infrastructure: Transport Assessments