As members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) we can provide a range of services for local authorities and other public bodies, helping deliver the right developments in the right locations.
With extensive experience working with industry and other stakeholders to positively and proactively manage sustainable development in Hampshire, we are able to advise on strategies to secure planning decisions, based on sound planning policy and legal compliance.
Our Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan (2013) was the first plan nationally to be approved by the Planning Inspectorate under the National Planning Policy Framework, and the team is at the forefront of emerging national policy and legislative development.
Our Environmental Data and Advice Service gives developers and investors a feasibility assessment for any site in Hampshire.
Our expertise includes
- minerals and waste planning policy preparation and peer review, including Sustainability Appraisal and evidence for public examinations
- community engagement and stakeholder event management, including preparation of Statement of Community Involvement
- minerals and waste activity site selection - identifying and appraising potential site options
- advice about the necessary mitigation associated with minerals and waste operations
- technical data handling and interpretation (aggregate surveys, waste arisings)
- policy advice for safeguarding mineral resources and essential infrastructure including wharves and rail depots
- infrastructure funding and delivery including operation of the Community Infrastructure Levy
- sector expertise in approving public sector building projects, notably schools