PRP Planning is embracing the changes and challenges of the planning system by offering an approach that centres around our understanding of environmental, economic, social, sustainability and design issues to deliver positive results quickly and efficiently.
PRP's Planning team has the experience and expertise to allow you to engage with the decision makers of the planning process, key stakeholders and the local community in order to present a robust case in support of any development proposal.
Our constant interaction with architects, sustainability and landscape experts allows us to fully understand the intricacies and complexities of any site. The integration of these services enables us to make a positive contribution towards a deliverable, desirable and cost effective solution.
We undertake a full range of planning services including; initial appraisals, influencing planning policy, project management of other consultants, planning appeals and acting as expert witnesses at public inquiries.
With each project we seek to:
PRP Planning brings together key disciplines incorporating planning, design, masterplanning, landscape, project management and stakeholder consultation. Our strong skills in visioning and changing the perceptions of a place enable us to unlock potential and create successful communities. We promote sites through the plan making process by making representations to local authorities at all stages of the consultation process from early dialogue with landholders through to Examinations in Public. Our expertise in public consultation assists us to positively respond to the ‘localism agenda’ and our understanding of the Plan Making process allows us to challenge conventional approaches to efficiently and effectively advise clients.
Localism has changed the way decisions are made, with local authorities and councillors gaining more powers. As a result the planners, architects, developers, the council’s financial controllers, council members and the community as a whole, will all have to work collaboratively in order to deliver projects.
We can offer a range of services that can assist communities and landowners to deliver their vision.
- engagement with stakeholders / community
- managing workshops
- public exhibitions
- site specific websites
PRP Planning’s constant interaction with our architects, sustainability and landscape experts enables us to work collaboratively to fully understand the intricacies and complexities of any site. The integration of these services enables us to make a positive contribution towards a deliverable, desirable and cost effective solution.
Estate regeneration is extremely challenging and requires considerable expertise to ensure success. PRP Planning has successfully obtained planning permissions that have allowed the lives of numerous communities to be transformed. The transformation of physically run down estates can be achieved through a number of interventions.
These interventions range from changes to the public realm and fabric of buildings, to the development of small-scale underutilised plots and the demolition and comprehensive redevelopment of sites for new housing.
PRP Planning’s expertise and understanding of how such developments are brought forward allows us to interact and successfully resolve issues between key stakeholders, such as existing and surrounding communities and housing delivery agencies, to regenerate and transform an area.
We work with our clients to optimise their existing land assets and optimise land value through planning.
This is achieved by making sure any new planning application or amendment to an existing permission optimises a site’s opportunities.
We have successfully optimised a number of existing permissions to enable developments to proceed by:
- amending the type and level of affordable housing altering the permitted uses within a development
- amending flats to houses reconfiguring permitted units
- amending materials and design details
The land value of existing assets can also be increased by seeking an alternative land use allocation in the development plan. PRP Planning has used this tool to secure favourable designations at a number of sites across the country.
Planning can often involve taking a balanced view of certain interests and sometimes these interests can compete with one another.
PRP Planning understand the commercial realities and market conditions of the development industry as well as the policy requirements for the provision of infrastructure and facilities as a consequence of development. By understanding both sides of any view, we can provide genuinely responsive and practical solutions to clients by advising on the appropriateness of planning obligations, planning conditions and application of planning policy.
PRP Planning works with clients throughout the planning and development process. We are able to take a site from initial feasibility, through the planning system and on to practical completion of the development.
We often work with clients and their selected contractors to clear planning conditions and de-risk elements of the project to ensure delivery within timescales.