Planning and Design Group

NamePlanning and Design Group

Planning and Design Group (UK) Limited (P&DG) is now in its 5th year, originally formed by Managing Director, Richard Hall, later joined by fellow Directors, Bob Woollard and David Peck who make up the management team, each with over 25 years experience, in both public and private sectors, in Planning and Urban Design.

The Planning and Design Group team has a significant and well proven track record in site identification, strategic promotion, ad hoc advice, appeals and delivery of projects of all shapes and sizes.

P&DG has built up a strong reputation across the UK, particularly in the Midlands and South of England, delivering successful projects including high profile new settlements, retail and business parks, regenerations schemes, supporting large historic estates, pension fund portfolios, health sector, heritage and conservation plans as well as small-scale individual projects. We also have expertise in delivering projects for the education sector, ranging from early years pre-school and nursery provision, to new schools and school expansions, as well as university expansions.

Planning and Design Group (UK) Limited can help you manage and deliver successful planning projects for all forms of development. We have experience of working with a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors including; strategic promoters, retailers, the sports and leisure sector, agricultural businesses and landowners, estate managers, developers, house builders, charities, schools, health providers, pension funds, local government and the MoD.

Our Services include:

• Site Searches and Identification • Pre-planning Advice • Development Appraisals and Strategies • Planning Applications • Appeals and Enforcement • Estate Reviews • Project Co-ordination and Management • Strategic Planning • Masterplanning and Urban Design • Development Control • Post-planning Advice • Landscape Planning • Listed Buildings, Conservation and Heritage Planning • Environment Impact Assessments (EIAs) • Section 106 and Contribution Negotiations • Planning and Urban Design Services for LPAs • Planning Support to Public Sector Organisations • Estates Rationalisation Advice • Due Diligence Support • Retail and Sports Assessments • Public Consultation including E-consultation • Expert Witness • Prior Approval/Notification applications • Certificate of Lawfulness • Change of Use

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Conservation: Ancient Monuments

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

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

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Conservation: World Heritage Sites

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Horticulture

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

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Audits

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

Design: Crime Prevention Design

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Economic Development: Inward Investment

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: Cemeteries

Health Planning: Crematoriums

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: Light Issues

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction

Industrial: Mining

Industrial: Service Industry

Industrial: Telecommunications

Industrial: Mobile Phone Masts

Industrial: Technological Industry

Industrial: Utilities

Industrial: Waste Disposal

Information Technology: GIS

Information Technology: Internet

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Land Tribunals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Contractual Disputes

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

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: Waste Local Plans

Probity: Elected Member Training

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: Town Centre Management

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: Rambling

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Stadiums

Tourism & Leisure: Swimming Baths

Tourism & Leisure: Theme Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Transport: Buses / Coach Stations

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Cycle Ways

Transport: Rivers / Canals / Waterways

Urban Regeneration: Blight

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: PPP (Public & Private Partnerships)

Minerals & Waste: Mineral Local Plans

Minerals & Waste: Minerals/Aggregates Extraction

Minerals & Waste: Quarries

Minerals & Waste: Waste Local Plans

Minerals & Waste: Coal Mining

Minerals & Waste: Landfill

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Management Strategies

Countryside & Environment: Countryside Access Strategies

Countryside & Environment: Country Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Tourism & Leisure: Visitor Management Strategies

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Economic Research

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 75 Agreements

Agriculture: Option Agreements

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Marine: Spatial planning

Marine: Conservation

Marine: Energy

Marine: Land use

Marine: Ports

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Research: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Research: Housing Needs Assessments

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Conservation: Design Layout

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Design: Implementation

Industrial: Site Design Layout

Information Technology: CAD

Information Technology: Web & Graphic Design

Overseas: Overseas Planning and Development

Retail: Site Design Layout

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Urban Regeneration: Design

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Joint Venture Partnerships

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

Housing: Code for Sustainable Homes

Transport: Transport planning and design

Infrastructure: Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies

Infrastructure: Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination

Infrastructure: Duty to Cooperate

Infrastructure: Schools Planning

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Plans

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Orders

Conservation: Characterisation Studies

Conservation: Townscape Impact Analysis

Design: Characterisation Studies

Design: Townscape Impact Analysis

Design: Tall Buildings

Economic Development: Viability Assessment

Economic Development: Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies

Economic Development: Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination

Employment: Impact Tests

Housing: Viability Assessments

Housing: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Local Authority Services: Development Management

Local Authority Services: Local Plan Making

Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Affordable Housing Viability

Research: Environmental Impact Assessment

Retail: Impact Tests

Local & Strategic Planning: Duty to Cooperate

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Appraisal

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Statements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan - Viability Assessments

Urban Regeneration: Rural & Village Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Housing Estate Masterplans

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act