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Barton Willmore

Barton Willmore Logo (hi Res)Barton Willmore is the UK's leading independent planning and design consultancy. From our 13 offices nationwide, we combine national influence with local knowledge to offer our clients the very best advice. Our Newcastle office has been open for five years, building on our work in the North East for the last decade.



Quod Process Blue JPEG HRQuod advises on a wide range of planning issues, providing a bespoke service suiting all development projects and adding particular value to larger or more complex projects requiring a strategic approach.

Uniquely, we combine planning advice with industry leading expertise on socio-economic issues, environmental assessments, infrastructure and development economics including affordable housing and viability. We see planning from the client's viewpoint but understand we need meaningful engagement in order to achieve support for development proposals.


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Womble Bond Dickinson

WBD LogoWomble Bond Dickinson's Planning & Infrastructure Team provides genuine strength and depth with nationally recognised leaders practising exclusively in the planning, infrastructure and compulsory purchase fields.  The team is one of the largest in the UK and one of only 4 firms to be ranked Band 1 National leaders for Planning outside London.  Exceptional service, client experience and the highest quality of legal advice are at the heart of everything we do.


Planning Law Update sponsor

Francis Taylor Building

FTB LOGO_RGBFrancis Taylor Building is a barristers Chambers with a leading reputation for planning and related areas including environmental law and compulsory purchase and land valuation.

Members are regularly instructed in relation to a broad spectrum of schemes including residential, retail, leisure and sport, commercial, major infrastructure, listed buildings, advertisements, trees, minerals, development plans, S. 106 and CIL agreements and restrictive covenants.

Members appear at planning and enforcement appeal inquiries, development plan inquiries and examinations in public and in the law courts when challenges are made to administrative decisions.


Workshop sponsors

Pegasus Group

Pegasus Group LogoPegasus Group is a leading national development consultancy specialising in planning, design, environment, economics and heritage.
We have more than 300 skilled and experienced staff operating from thirteen offices, including our most recent in Newcastle, who work in collaboration with our clients to provide bespoke solutions focusing on delivering successful outcomes and maximising value.
We combine local and national knowledge of the property and development industry to provide an unrivalled understanding of what is required to make schemes successful.


Landmark Chambers

LMC_Logo _Orange _Black _RGBLandmark Chambers' planning group is a set of leading barristers with a wealth of experience and expertise across the planning sector including many of the largest domestic and international projects. Our members are frequently involved in significant inquiries, judicial reviews and High Court actions, often handling the most high-profile cases across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, no matter how big or small the development.

Our planning work covers a wide spectrum of sectors including housing, retail, commercial, leisure, transport, energy, major infrastructure, regeneration, minerals and waste. Our expertise in public, property, environmental and EU law makes us uniquely placed to advise on the many planning matters that overlap in these areas.


OS Ecology
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OS Ecology Ltd is a professional, independent ecological consultancy based in the north of England.  Dedicated to providing high standard work, OS Ecology are proud to be one of the first "CIEEM Registered Practices" in the north of England. 

Our two directors, are both Chartered Ecologists and have more than 25 years combined experience on a vast range of projects across the sector.


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Lichfields _logo _black LandscapeLichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK. Its specialists deliver insight, innovation and advice to create great places for future generations.

It has offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Thames Valley. It offers a broad range of planning services including economics, heritage, sustainability, and urban design. Its clients include local authorities and government bodies, as well as developers, landowners and operators in the housing, retail, leisure, commercial, and infrastructure sectors.



Arup _logoFounded in 1946, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. From  offices in 33 countries, our 14,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.


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Adams Hendry Consulting Limited

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Adams Hendry Consulting Limited is an award winning independent chartered town planning consultancy based in Winchester.  Formed in 1992, the business has grown in size and reputation to become one of the leading consultancies in southern England. Our highly qualified and committed team has a wealth of experience across all sectors. With opportunities to work on a wide range of projects, our graduate positions and student placements are much sought after. 

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Space Syntax

Space Syntax _Red _Logo _Square _600piSpace Syntax provides creative expertise in architecture and urban planning, combining global experience with advanced digital technology. Our science-based, human-focused approach forecasts the social, economic and environmental impacts of development on the lives of people. We work with public, private and community organisations to create thriving life in streets and public spaces. Our digital modelling tools help people see, in clear and straightforward terms, how places can be designed to optimise their human performance.




Wsp _cmyk -01WSP is one of the largest town planning consultancies in the UK with a team of over 60 town planners.  Our town planning team is one of the most respected and established in the sector, working on some of the largest projects in the UK, and on smaller schemes where a nimble and pragmatic approach is key. We advise on all stages of the development process – providing high quality town planning advice from feasibility through to determination and post consent support.


Fisher German LLP

Fisher German LogoA national team of property consultants, planners, agents and project managers with a heritage approaching 190 years with 500 people across 16 offices.

Our vision is "To always add maximum value through understanding, creativity and excellence."We are:

Pioneers launching new initiatives to add value.

Experts with the knowledge to deliver skilled services.

Trustworthy, the foundation on which our company is built.

Driven in a clear and considered way to achieve our goals.


Stephenson Halliday

Stephenson _halliday _USE THIS ONEWe help our clients  make the planning system work for them to support their existing business or to successfully deliver new development projects.

Our experienced team of chartered planners works across the UK, providing a comprehensive range of planning services in the energy, infrastructure, minerals, residential, tourism, educational and commercial sectors.

We provide a bespoke and collaborative approach and draw from the expertise and passion of our staff, clients and other trusted partners to deliver successful project outcomes.


S·A·J Transport Consultants
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SAJ Transport Consultants is not a multidisciplinary practice, but is a leading and well respected transport planning consultancy with a diverse range of skills and expertise. 

As a practice we have a wide client base including developers, landowners and local authorities and have established excellent working relationships with a number of leading planning consultants and architectural practices across the Country assisting at various stages in the planning process.  We work across many development sectors including residential, employment, health, leisure, education, commercial, waste and energy.



F8 Logo Dark BlueFORUM8 have been leaders in real-time interactive 3D VR simulation and modeling technology since 1997. Its advanced VR-Design Studio, widely used by engineers, architects and town planners, is now available in the Cloud as an interactive planning and consultation platform to satisfy the Government's directive calling for greater public involvement in the planning process. VR-Cloud provides all stakeholders with a realistic 3D VR-model of the proposed development to enable assessment of the aesthetic and environmental impacts.


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