Our expertise can assist clients in securing planning permissions to deliver major and complex development proposals. Our knowledge of EIAs enables us to assemble teams of creative and experienced professionals capable of tackling even the most complex of development projects.
We act to support the client’s interests across the span of a development project up to securing planning permission. We identify the range of issues to be dealt with and to reach agreement with the local planning authority and the wider technical EIA team on the scope of work required early in the project lifecycle.
We are experienced in all aspects of screening, scoping, co-ordination of project teams and the production of Environmental Statements.
Whilst many of our EIAs have been prepared in conjunction with our role as planning consultant, we have also been instructed on a number of projects as an independent EIA co-ordinator.
We possess detailed knowledge of the Sustainability Appraisals process through our involvement with numerous plan making processes.
We also possess the capability to undertake Sustainability Appraisals that incorporate Strategic Environmental Assessments in order to support the preparation of neighbourhood plans and other development plan documents.
In addition, we have significant experience of acting as a 'critical friend' to public and private sector clients when reviewing Sustainability Appraisal methodology and outputs.