Much of our recent work is in the field of environmental planning. We have become particularly interested in strategic scale projects, involving extensive areas of land and multiple clients / multiple objectives.
Strategic Scale Projects
This area of work is particularly exciting at the moment, with so much happening on the legal and policy side (e.g. Land Reform). For us, it is also exciting as we are beginning to explore the potential to bring together and deliver many types of service in the one package – this is driving a lot of benefit for our clients.
One of new elements of work we are most heavily engaged in developing at present is consultation (landowners, communities and public bodies). We see a huge amount of potential to make these processes more effective, and ensure that the end outcome of a consultation is genuine engagement and team working rather than a simple attempt to ‘tick the boxes’ on the way to preparing a plan.