Our team of qualified and experienced planning professionals at Laurence Associates includes Chartered, Associate and Technical Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
The planning team offer a comprehensive range of planning consultancy services across all land use sectors.
We recognise the need for a bespoke approach to each project and are committed to meeting your individual needs by making the process as simple as possible by delivering straightforward, commercially astute strategic planning advice.
In 2009 Laurence Associates won the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Small Planning Consultancy of the Year Award. This award is the highest professional accolade available from the RTPI for planning consultancies with ten chartered town planners or less.
We specialise in designing and securing planning permission for stunning bespoke housing schemes across the UK, particularly where sites have planning and design challenges. Coastal locations are a particular specialism, having worked extensively within Cornwall's rich coastal landscape, much of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We are a well-regarded consultancy for medium sized commercial housing developers in the South West. Our planners have an extensive knowledge of local policy and experience in particular in dealing with Cornwall's large and unpredictable Strategic Planning Committee. Our comprehensive service allows all work to be undertaken in-house.
We appreciate the importance of community engagement in planning for new housing developments and where possible will seek to work with any active neighbourhood planning groups. We have established relationships with registered housing providers and can advise how to achieve the best balance of commercial/social housing when planning a proposed development.
We specialise in the development of bespoke commercial tourism developments involving new and expanding accommodation facilities.
We have a proven successful track record with difficult sites with planning and design challenges.
Our planning-led approach to commercial tourism projects is supported by design and landscape architecture disciplines, ensuring that we add value to the project and improve the returns for the operator and local economy.
We offer planning services for commercial projects of all sizes, from the single retail unit to the multi-unit industrial development schemes.
We bring together a sound awareness of commercial development planning, strong negotiation skills and a pragmatic approach to deliver positive results for our clients.
We are industry leaders in realising planning permission for renewable energy developments across the UK, in particular large scale solar farms.
Since January 2011 we have obtained planning permission for over 333MW of ground-mounted solar PV. Our planners work at the forefront of changing legislation and work with Developers and Community Energy Partnerships. We have strategic alliances with local, national and international developers, installers and maintenance controllers.
We work with landowners direct or land agents on their behalf and provide confidential portfolio appraisals across the UK in order to maximise the development potential of land and buildings.
We can offer expertise in support of potential developments such as private bespoke residential developments, barn conversions, housing schemes, tourism and renewable energy schemes.
We provide services such as feasibility studies, complete landholding reviews, including financial assessment/appraisals and annual portfolio reviews in line with updated legislation.