RPS has been successfully securing planning consents across the UK and Ireland for over 40 years.
We are renowned for getting permission for even the most challenging proposals whilst maintaining the highest possible professional standards. Our cost-effective approach is based on proposing clear strategies for scheme promotion and high quality argument and evidence.
With the planning system in the UK becoming increasingly complex, applications often require a wide range of specialist consultancy skills.
One of our main strengths is the scope and depth of our technical knowledge. We also continuously monitor the changing legal and administrative framework within which our clients operate and pride ourselves on our ability to adapt our strategies to meet the specific circumstances in individual planning authorities up and down the country.
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Our core planning expertise covers:
Negotiation with planning authorities including Planning Performance Agreements
Providing witnesses for Planning Inquiries and Hearings.
Lead consultants co-ordinating DCO applications on major infrastructure projects.
Negotiation of planning conditions
Negotiation of S106 Agreements
Objective Assessment of Need using RPS Futures, our in house, Housing Need Assessment tool
Strategic and tactical advice on achieving planning, listed building and conservation area consents
Preparation, submission and management of applications and appeals.
Preparation and submission of all supporting documentation including Environmental Statements
Site layout, urban design, utilities, transport and infrastructure studies
Stakeholder management and consultation
Planning enforcement resolution
Production and co-ordination of Environmental Statements
Promotion of development opportunities through the development plan process
Appraising development opportunities.
In August 2014, RPS welcomed CgMs Consulting, an independent UK planning consultant, to the Group.
Formed in 1997, CgMs provides independent specialist advice to a range of UK clients and has achieved a number of national recognitions including securing one of the UK’s largest commercial planning permissions for Veridion’s 562,000m² inland port in north east England’s green belt.
As a result of the acquisition of CgMs, RPS is now one of the largest planning consultancies in the UK.
You can find more information on CgMs here.