Laurence Associates

NameLaurence Associates

Laurence Associates

planning - architecture - landscape architecture

An award-winning, planning-led multi-disciplinary practice offering town planning, architecture and landscape architecture expertise across the UK.

Our planning-led approach maximises development potential because all architectural designs are developed from an informed brief that has been considered by planning expertise, minimising the risk of refusal at the planning stage.

We offer value for money; a bespoke but realistic and achievable design potential and have a reputation and track record for success when dealing with difficult sites in respect of design and sensitive locations for planning.

RTPI ‘Small Planning Consultancy of the Year’ 2009 & Winner Cornwall Sustainability Awards for 'Best Managed Small Company' 2011

planning services include: site appraisals, EIA, applications and appeals relating to planning and listed buildings matters, Local Development Framework representations, acting as expert witness. There is particular expertise relating to residential and holiday accommodation proposals, and in respect of enforcement and certificate of lawfulness matters.

architecture bespoke design services include: providing conceptual drawings through to drawings for planning and Building Regulations, 3D models, photomontages, animations and SAPs/Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments, project management, contract administration.

landscape design and planning services include: LVIA, landscape and visual appraisals, discharging planning conditions, landscape management and maintenance plans, development master-planning, sketch designs to full hard and soft detailed drawings, garden design, sustainable drainage system design and green roofs.


  • Redevelopment of several large touring holiday sites with bespoke design luxury holiday homes
  • Innovative affordable/market housing schemes
  • Substantial extension to listed residential home in conservation area
  • Planning consent for over 333MW UK solar PV (Nov 2015)
  • Large factory extension in countryside
  • Conversion of buildings, including listed buildings, to dwellings
  • Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Development relating to 1976 planning permission
  • Rural occupation dwellings in open countryside not associated to agriculture
  • Removal of restrictive occupancy conditions
  • Negotiation of/amendments to Section 106 Agreements
  • New dwellings outside settlement boundary
  • Representation of applicants, interested parties, and local authorities at planning, enforcement, lawful development certificate and Section 218 appeals
  • Replacement dwelling in Metropolitan Green Belt significantly larger than original dwelling
  • Appeal allowed for high quality commercial development in edge of town location

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

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

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: Visual Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Service Industry

Industrial: Telecommunications

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Injunctions

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Shops

Retail: Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Countryside & Environment: Coastal Planning

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Management Strategies

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Health Planning: BREEAM Assessments

Housing: Eco-Homes Assessments

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Renewable Energy: BREEAM

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Renewable Energy: Geothermal

Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency

Countryside & Environment: Code for Sustainable Homes

Design: Architecture

Industrial: Site Design Layout

Information Technology: CAD

Retail: Site Design Layout

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

Housing: Code for Sustainable Homes