Creating sustainable, people-focused development plans that will be acceptable to planning authorities and the public is a complex, multi-faceted task - every aspect of which we can advise on. Our experts often make use of proven tools and strategies such as:
GreenPrint: a sustainability framework - our GreenPrint approach will help you to improve and credibly demonstrate the sustainability of your development. It can be applied to development types ranging from urban extensions to business parks. It considers eight key areas that impact on sustainability and complements the Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM, Secured by Design and Lifetime Homes.
BREEAM Communities - a new BREEAM scheme that assesses the sustainability of the built environment. It is used to help developers and local planners address sustainability objectives and planning system requirements at the early stages of development projects.
Design charrettes: engage the public - we organise and lead design charrettes, a series of meetings and presentations during which a design team puts together a development or masterplan strategy while getting feedback from the public. This efficiently produces a feasible plan that integrates the opinions and interests of a diverse group of people.
Environmental impact assessment - our team of dedicated experts conduct environmental impact assessments that examine the effects of proposed developments, both positive and negative, which must be considered before development consent can be granted.
Designing-out crime - with our strong record in crime risk management, designing-out crime and delivering community safety projects, we can help you to create sustainable, safe, secure and pleasant places for people to live, work and travel through.