Our town planners help to create great places around the country. We’re experts at getting the best possible planning permission for a building scheme, then guiding it through to successful completion. We advise on all scales of development in every city and town in the UK.
We promote and secure hundreds of complex, high profile planning approvals for a range of city centre, commercial, residential and strategic residential schemes for developer, landowner, investors and asset managers. Schemes such as building 2,800 new homes on Green Belt land in Redditch, and a 75-storey tower compromising 822 new homes and 162 serviced apartments on the Isle of Dogs.
We also help local authorities and stakeholders in making intelligent decisions about their public real estate assets. Our planning consultants were recently engaged by Wandsworth council to masterplan the £1bn regeneration of Winstanley Estate, a 17 hectare social housing development.
Our advice is rooted in a solid understanding of local and regional markets around the UK, and multidisciplinary technical expertise. Seeing the potential to improve and widen the services we could offer our clients, and our acquisition of HOW Planning, we created GVA HOW Planning which now sits as part of our national planning, development and regeneration platform. This move establishes the largest planning business in the north of the country, with a combined capacity of over 60 planning specialists.
Whether carrying out planning appraisals, negotiating and obtaining planning permission, or advising on planning issues of every stage of the development process, our multi-disciplined teams apply the same high level of professionalism and intellectual rigour.
The services we provide cover:
- Planning Applications and Appeals
- Viability Assessments
- Spatial Planning/Place making
- Town Centre & Retail Planning
- Land Assembly and Compulsory Purchase
- Environment Impact Assessment & Environmental Auditing
- Economic and Socio Economic advice