IC Planning provides pragmatic, commercially astute and clear town planning support to a wide variety of both private and public sector clients nationwide.
Working alongside the wider Identity Consult Group, IC Planning’s natural focus is upon delivery, programme and meeting a projects relevant budget.
IC Planning provides technical planning advice and support led by a team of highly experienced and fully chartered members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
IC Planning provide support in relation to regeneration, housing, commercial, roadside, industrial, healthcare and education related projects. Existing clients include registered providers, house builders, NHS trusts, local authorities and higher education providers.
Alongside these sectors, the IC Planning team also provides technical planning advice in relation to minerals, energy, and waste projects nationwide, working with both international, national and local scale firms.
Creating a bespoke dialogue with community stakeholders through number of different methods, for example issuing questionnaires, creating project specific websites or the arrangement of public exhibitions.
Including production of Environmental Statements and Non-technical summaries, the co-ordination with technical specialists and the production of Environmental Screening and Scoping Reports.
Acting on behalf of applicants and local planning authorities at planning appeal.
Engagement with planning authorities to promote specific development projects over the short medium and longer term outside of the planning application process.
Promoting specific sites for development and commenting on local plan policy formulation.
Production of reports assessing the impact of built development upon known mineral resources in the area.
Providing a detail structure and approach to gain the right planning consent for a project.
Providing technical planning support as part an acquisition or auditing process.
Advice regarding the most efficient planning routes that are available for any given site using the frequently updated permitted development rights and prior approval mechanisms.
Manging the production of planning applications and leading the assembly of a technical team of experts, where needed, to produce the required input to support the projects aims.
Direct engagement and negotiation with local planning authorities in relation to the provision of planning obligations and commitments.
Including appeals undertaken via Written Representations, Hearings and Public Inquiry.
Assessing planning opportunities and constraints of a potential project.
Using planning and other specialist GIS data to identify a potential new project location and the relevant landownership details.
Including Open Space, Retail Impact and Sustainability Assessments.