We carry out design audits for projects at all stages, from due diligence pre-purchase, through to having failed to achieve planning permission. Using recognised methodologies we provide accurate and specific advice.
Often our advice leads to scheme change. By way of example, the Richborough Estates scheme that found itself in the Supreme Court, was varied by us (via Wheatcroft post planning and pre appeal) to reduce the extent of development and avoid harm to a Green Gap – a key factor in the scheme’s success as recognised in the appeal decision. Another example at Kingsbridge, Devon amended a scheme that was refused planning permission due to it harming the adjacent AONB. A flawed legal process allowed the scheme to be re-determined and we explored and modelled a variety of built form options, tested these ‘live’ on-site with the LPA using Augmented Reality, and a revised scheme was duly permitted avoiding the need for an appeal.