Planning consultancy

Navigating the planning process presents complex challenges. With deep expertise, founded on almost fifty years of experience, we support our clients throughout the entire planning life-cycle: smoothly, efficiently and with confidence.

Delivering successful projects

Our experience in interpreting local and national planning policies has earned us a reputation for providing pragmatic advice to our clients, whether a developer or end user.   

From iconic landmarks and nationally significant infrastructure projects to residential developments of all scales, we advise on preparation, submission and negotiation of planning consents across all sectors. 

We understand every project has unique complexities and our approach to each is bespoke, ensuring best-value results that maximise development potential. Balancing commercial requirements with local context, our strategic advice supports smarter, sustainable development.  

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Our expertise

  • Planning and development advice to deliver planning permission
  • Strategic site promotion through the development plan making process
  • Masterplanning and urban design
  • Project management of the planning application process
  • Preparation, negotiation and management of planning applications
  • Expert witness at planning inquiries and development plan examinations
  • Heritage Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Impact Assessments, screening and scoping
  • Preparation, negotiation and submission of applications for major infrastructure projects requiring Development Consent Orders
  • Compulsory purchase and viability assessments
  • Retail impact and housing need assessments

Virtual public consultation

Our team have designed and built an online virtual consultation room, simulating the in-person experience of the traditional approach. Engage with stakeholders and the public, capture feedback in real-time and enable effective decision-making.

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Leading minds

Insights
  • Growth drivers for the residential market in the North West: listen back to the webinar

    In the first of a series of virtual breakfast briefings, RPS Planning Director Cameron Austin-Fell and Chris Young QC from No.5 Chambers delve into the factors driving growth in the North West’s residential market; and explore what might be in store for the road ahead.

    Read article

ResiBase

RPS' interactive map providing information on the status of a Local Authority's Development Plan, Housing Land Supply and Community Infrastructure Level (CIL) across England and Wales. 

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Explore projects

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Irish Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES)
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Seaview Hotel redevelopment
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Parc Busnes Porth Cymru
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Queensland Country Bank Stadium
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Lough Talt Regional Water Supply Scheme
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Ballough AGI Bypass
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Carseldine Urban Village Masterplan Design
Carseldine Urban Village
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Wauntysswg Farm Solar Park
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Planning consent for Affordable Housing scheme on Llantarnam Road, Cwmbran
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The successful promotion of Churchlands, a large urban extension in Cardiff
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Lidl, Hythe
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Tredegar Health and Wellbeing Centre
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Golden Valley Mill
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Bishopton Lane
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Fernwood SUE, Newark
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Guildford Housing Forum
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An outline planning application for up to 370 houses on Wonastow Road
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Mamhilad Urban Village
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Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Extension
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Planning permission secured for a mixed-use development in Lower Howsell, Malvern
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Dublin waste to energy
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Symmetry Park, Swindon
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Langley Park Hotel
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Planning and heritage advice for a new building at Kensington Palace
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A1 Junctions Phase 2
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Shard Place
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Haulbowline Island East Tip Remediation Project
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Gas Pipeline to the West
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Alpine Square - Dublin Landings
Dublin Landings
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Ashchurch Factory Outlet Centre
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Fosse Shopping Park
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Greenwich Peninsula
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Heathland Wind Farm
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Moy wind farm
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Race Bank offshore wind farm
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Renescience Northwich
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Albion Exchange
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Harmony park in the Sunshine Coast
Harmony
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Friends enjoying the indoor outdoor facilities of the new Providence, Queensland Australia
Providence
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Warwick Solar Farm
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Concept design for Melbourne's Metro project with the Melbourne Town Hall and Federation square in the background
The Metro Tunnel Project
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Yarrabilba
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Arla dairy
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M6 Galway to East Ballinasloe
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Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme
Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme
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