Melville Dunbar Associates

NameMelville Dunbar Associates


A comprehensive range of planning services to individuals, firms and planning authorities is provided. Services include: -
(i) the preparation of Master Plans, large and small scale residential developments, urban area renewal and tourism and conservation strategies;
(ii) advice on the appropriate development and redevelopment of land;
(iii) preparation of planning applications and negotiation with local planning authorities;
(iv) representation at Local Plan Inquiries and Planning Appeals.

The practice has extensive experience in planning for the special needs of islands such as Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Ireland.

Urban Design

The practice is concerned with the creation of attractive places in both urban and rural environments. We have extensive experience in the following fields: -
(i) townscape studies;
(ii) preparation of development design briefs and housing layouts varying in scale from town expansion schemes to small infill sites;
(iii) preparation of development control design guides for local planning authorities;
(iv) urban improvement schemes;
(v) listed buildings and consevation area development.


A full service is provided in the preparation of design and production drawings for a wide range of building types for housing, industrial, commercial and leisure.

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: New Premises

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Residential Developments

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Service Industry

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Overseas: European Planning Systems

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites