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Exhibitors 2017

39 Essex

39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers has a strong planning, environment and property group, comprising leading practitioners who are widely regarded as combining a strong academic background with pragmatism and versatility. The planning, environmental and property group draws on the strength of chambers in public, energy, commercial and common law. Our barristers regularly appear in leading cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court, as well as undertaking public inquiry, Crown Court, and Magistrates Court work. Other appearances include before the European Court of Justice, European Court of First Instance, Privy Council, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and the courts in the Caribbean. Winners of the Real Estate, Environment and Planning Set of the Year in The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards, Chambers & Partners Environment/Planning Set of the Year in 2015 & 2014, our group includes the current Environment/Planning Silk of the Year and Junior of the Year 2015.


Allies And Morrison

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners

Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners is a friendly, personable practice which prides itself in working flexibly with clients to produce work of the highest quality. Our core skills include masterplanning; urban planning including SPD and AAP preparation; community consultation and neighbourhood planning; urban design; site feasibility and scoping studies; conservation and research. We have a focus on the development of creative projects, supported by rigorous analysis and research. We emphasise public participation and consultation and work creatively with local communities to develop and test plans.


Border Archeology
Border Archaeology

Established 20 years, we are a leading UK supplier of Heritage services. Quick to respond and sensibly priced, we provide pragmatic and commercially realistic heritage advice. Our robust research delivers viable and compelling solutions to Heritage issues on time and on budget. We combine modern business methods, academic rigour and the latest technology to unearth past and secure future development. From pre-planning advice through to the discharge of planning conditions, we offer a complete range of Heritage services across the UK.


Carrington West
Carrington West

Carrington West is a market leading technical recruitment consultancy specialising in the placement of exceptional staff into the Town Planning sector. Our dedicated planning recruitment team service cross sector clients including local authorities, private sector SME's, multi-disciplinary consultancies and developers. We supply professional town planning experts of all levels on a permanent and contract basis. Our geographical reach is UK wide and we currently service clients from Scotland to London and the South Coast. We pride ourselves on our personal touch and ethical approach and will tailor our service to your personal needs. For more information on how we can assist in the search for your next role or the staff members you require, please contact our dedicated Town Planning market specialists on 02393 876016.



Cornerstone Barristers

Cornerstone Barristers has some of the most highly regarded barristers in the planning and environment sector. Our barristers combine specialist expertise with exceptional market knowledge to deliver strategic legal solutions. From our offices in London, Birmingham and Cardiff, we advise a wide range of clients from large property developers and public bodies through to small businesses and individuals. We are regularly involved in planning enforcement appeals and inquiries, development plan inquiries and in planning challenges before the law courts at all levels. Our knowledge spans the full spectrum of planning and environment issues, including related areas such as public law, property, energy, and local Government law. We are specialists in compulsory purchase and compensation cases. Our barristers have experience acting across multiple business sectors, including development, infrastructure, energy and leisure, often acting on major inquiries and nationally significant matters.



Ecological Planning & Research Ltd

Ecological Planning & Research Ltd offers more than 25 years of experience tackling the complex interface between biodiversity and land-use planning. We pride ourselves on providing sound ecological advice of the highest quality, which, if necessary, we are able to defend robustly at Public Inquiry, and which we believe pays dividends to our clients in ensuring the best possible chance of a positive outcome. We understand the commercial pressures that our clients face, and we apply our ecological expertise to develop pragmatic solutions; bringing benefits to the wider project whilst withstanding scrutiny within the context of UK planning policy and legislation.



As expert recruiters in town planning, architecture, surveying and project management, we help the careers of the UK's best planning, property and surveying professionals to flourish. With teams based in London and across the South, we have in-depth sector knowledge of your local area. Whether you are looking for a permanent or contract solution, we have a number of roles to be filled, and represent talented candidates across the region if you are planning to develop your team.




Hydrock is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy working with planning consultants, architects developers, local authorities and contractors. With more than 500 staff, across 20 offices UK-wide, we provide leading technical expertise, best value solutions, and an in-depth understanding of the planning process and its linkages with engineering at every stage of a scheme. Through our early involvement, we are able to offer clients a comprehensive due diligence appraisal that identifies potential design constraints ahead of site acquisition. The contribution our teams make to pre-planning work ensures the right commercial decisions are made and that planning strategy is defined and developed appropriately. Our service offering includes expertise in transport and highways issues, flood risk assessments, infrastructure design, contaminated land studies and geotechnical design, noise studies, air quality audits, structural engineering and building performance engineering.




Matchtech currently supply planning and technical staff to over 80 local authorities and 30 private consultancies across the UK. Our Town Planning team have over 25 years' combined experience recruiting to the sector. Our specialised, dedicated consultants are perfectly placed to help our clients source the best people for their organisation and to support our candidates by finding the right position for them. We take pride in delivering the highest levels of service and appreciate the importance of understanding our candidates and clients.

Planning _Portal _jpgPlanning Portal

Since 2002, the Planning Portal has helped to transform the planning process across England and Wales, making information and services simpler and more accessible for those involved in the process, be that applicants, agents or local authorities. The Planning Portal is a joint venture between TerraQuest and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Services include: Online planning application service, Online building control application service, Digital mapping tool, Guidance on planning and building regulations and policy, Guidance on compliance relating to common projects, Advertising and commercial opportunities, Free weekly newsletter, Interactive house, flat and shop, Local Authority Building Control information, Approved Inspectors directory, Jobs portal. By working in partnership with every local authority across England and Wales and focusing on delivering a quality service to our customers Planning Portal will continue to be the national home of planning and building regulations information and the national planning application service.




The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (the RSPB) is the charity that takes action for wild birds and the environment. We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in the country with over one million members. Our planning specialists comment on around 1000 items of casework each year across the UK including national planning policy, development plans, nationally significant infrastructure projects and planning applications. We believe that sustainability should be at the heart of the planning system, and we work with governments, local authorities, agencies, developers and other environmental groups to achieve this. 


Tascomi are a highly dedicated team of individuals forging the future in innovative mobile working solutions. We have over ten years' experience not only delivering exceptional service, but also creating industry-leading web-based software solutions to help Local Authorities and Government departments throughout the UK and Ireland. We believe work should be simple. We work collaboratively to create easy-to-use, practical, and dependable mobile solutions, helping optimise workflow and maximise efficiency. Start your journey towards mobile working with Tascomi.


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TerraQuest delivers Planning services to Local Authorities via long term partnerships or shorter term capacity services. TerraQuest has demonstrable experience enhancing the customer experience, saving time and reducing cost and risk for Local Planning Authorities. TerraQuest delivers flexible service packages including:

  • Planning Application Technical Support
  • Digitisation of paper applications
  • Validation of Planning Applications
  • Consultation
  • Planning Advice, Application Reports and Enforcement
  • Pre-and post-application advice
  • Enforcement officers and skills
  • End to end Planning Application Partnership Contract
  • End to end Planning Application services




WYG is a global project management and technical consultancy employing over 1,600 specialists from a diverse set of disciplines. An award-winning and top-ranking planning consultancy, we have planning teams in 18 of our offices across the UK. With a reputation for creative solutions, we have extensive expertise and in-depth knowledge of both local and national planning issues. We work for central and local government, the private sector and investors, giving us a unique overview of the development process. Our planning services include: applications and advice; community consultation; development management; major applications, appeals and expert witness; research and policy formulation; strategic site search and promotion. As part of a multi-disciplinary consultancy, we can combine our specialist planning skills with those from across WYG, including urban design; masterplanning; landscape; heritage; environmental impact assessment; engineering; transport planning; highways; and contamination; to deliver vibrant and sustainable environments.

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