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Planning & Consultation

At the core of Cass Associates planning and consultation service is a thorough understanding of development economics and the need to weigh efficient and effective use of resources against environmental, design and social consideration.

Our holistic multi-disciplinary approach sets us apart, enabling us to reconcile the different pressures presented by these fundamental planning issues, whilst offering a seamless service that may also include support from our architecture, masterplanning, landscape architecture and ecology specialists.  Efficient planning project management is key to the service we deliver, achieving cost effective and sustainable outcomes and adding significant value to any project.

Our strong track record covers all sectors from small one-off domestic projects through to large-scale multi-million pound schemes, in particular the practice has worked extensively on projects that secure the self-sustaining regeneration of disadvantaged urban areas and strategic industrial sites.

Services include:

  • Preparing and managing planning applications, and other related applications
  • Preparing planning appeals and providing evidence at Inquiries
  • Neighbourhood planning
  • Listed building negotiations and consents
  • Planning feasibility studies
  • Public consultation and stakeholder involvement
  • Area-based regeneration/development strategies
  • Promotion of development opportunities.

Communication and collaboration are at the heart of our approach to planning consultancy. We have many years experience in managing public consultations and stakeholder engagement through workshops, exhibitions and community liaison groups which secure the genuine involvement of local people. For further information please see our Consultation page.