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Landscape Work at Exmoor National Park

July 12th, 2016

We are delighted to confirm that Robin Lines, our Landscape Architect/ Urban Designer is part of a team that has successfully secured the contract to carry out the Landscape Character Assessment of Exmoor on behalf of the National Park Authority. In awarding the contract the Authority stated it was ‘very impressed’ with the tender submission…

London Call for Sites

June 1st, 2016

The Greater London Authority are currently undertaking a Call for Sites as part of the production of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment to understand how much land is located in London that is suitable and available for residential development. They are particularly interested in areas of land of 0.25 hectares and any sites below…

Full Award of Costs Granted by the Planning Inspectorate

April 14th, 2016

Smart Planning recently obtained an excellent result on behalf of a client who had planning permission and a full award of costs granted at appeal. We appealed against a refusal of planning permission for the conversion of a three bedroom property into two self-contained flats. The sole reason for refusal related to a local policy…

Maldon District Council Local Development Plan Update

April 4th, 2016

Maldon District Council have been in the process of producing their new Local Development Plan for a considerable length of time, with the plan submitted for examination in April 2014. The examining Inspector wrote to the Council in May 2015 stating that the whole plan is unsound due to issues with Policy H6, provision for…

Planning and Heritage Expert

March 7th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Planning and Heritage Consultant Paul Clarke, who joined Smart Planning on Monday 29 February 2016. Paul has an extensive understanding of listed buildings and conservation areas and will provide expert reports and advice on all developments affecting the historic environment. We are extremely excited to develop…

New Employee

February 18th, 2016

We would like to give a warm welcome to James Willey, the newest member of the Smart Planning team who joined the London office as Planning Consultant earlier this week.

RTPI Routes to Chartered Membership

January 14th, 2016

We are pleased to see the RTPI streamlining the routes to Chartered Membership and look forward to finding out how they will do this at the RTPI Planning Convention in June 2016. We have both chartered and technical members of the RTPI at Smart Planning, all of whom have experienced different routes to membership and…

Graduate Intern Programme

August 7th, 2015

Smart Planning has a long established Graduate Intern Programme, which aims to attract and develop high calibre individuals through accelerated practical experience. To learn more click here

Extension To The Head Office

July 23rd, 2015
Smart Planning Head Office

On Friday 20 March 2015, Smart Planning received full planning permission for an extension to the Head Office in Battlesbridge. Despite being located in in the Green Belt…