Planning, Development & Design consultancy

Planning, Development & Design consultancy Planning, Development & Design consultancy Planning, Development & Design consultancy

Helping your development to success.


Covid-19 response

Myself and colleagues are continuing to work safely on existing and new projects throughout lockdown - delivering planning services in the 'new normal'. 


Site visits are video guided using your phone's video function and meetings by video and conference call. 

Keep well and safe all. 


Clare B. Wright 




Planning applications and Certificates of Lawfulness

Town Planning in London and the Home Counties, for the full range of planning and development for private individuals, developers, investors, community and Film Industry : - Lawful Development Certificates for permitted developments from Office to residential, HMO and householder, film site locations through to full planning applications for developments and renegotiating planning permissions and refusals. 

Examples of types of work include from bespoke high quality residential properties with particular expertise in NPPF 79 dwellings, complex small works and commercial alterations through to major developments and filming locations.   


Planning Appeals

Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate, Bristol, by compiling a planning case for your development through Written Representations, Informal Hearing or Public Inquiry procedures.  


Feasibility and Valuation appraisals

Desk top planning studies, site visit analysis and capacity studies, policy analysis, pre-application negotiations and consultations with Local Planning Authorities, submission of report to clients, advice on feasibility and options for development to inform Estate Planning and Compulsory Purchase Orders.  


Film Location Planning Permissions

Certificates of Lawfulness and planning applications for Film Industry Locations, premises, structures and ancillary works.



Urban Design Frameworks

The National Planning Policy Framework, published February 2019 (NPPF2) highlights the requirements for greater pre-application scheme development and the impetus for Local Planning Authorities to provide Supplementary Planning Documents to guide development of sites. 

We provide rapid urban design assessments and frameworks and capacity studies for Local Planning Departments and have indepth experience as former local goverment officers and contractors.


Brokering negotiations

Clare Wright provides an independent, objective view to broker acceptable solutions on design related issues at all stages in the planning and enforcement process. 

This stand-alone service is particularly useful for architects, other planning consultants and local authorities that have reached an impasse where the next steps are likely to be appeal or enforcement, involving open ended costs and delay. A focused service,  typically 1 day meeting and ½ day follow-up.

Mediation aims to reach a settlement or set of actions agreed by both parties.

Partnership working

Clare Wright can be engaged on an in-confidence basis to undertake distinct elements of cases for planning and surveying consultants and architecture practices on design and planning related issues.

This can range from producing Design and Access Statements, appeal statements and negotiations with local residents and Councils. 



Public Engagement, Community-led and Neighbourhood Planning

Clare Wright has a long track record of public engagement and involvement in community-led planning and neighbourhood planning from the very beginning. 

As well as being a neighbourhood plan practitioner, assisting Parish Councils and Forums in creating all aspects of their plan, including policy, public engagement, data capturing, project design etc she has been an Independent Examiner of Neighbourhood Plans, member of NPIERS panel, and Director of Community Spirit Partnership CIC until 2016. 

As Independent Examiner Clare examined neighbourhood plans and Community Right to Build Orders across the country. She was Examiner of the country’s first successful Neighbourhood Plan with Community Right to Build Orders, for Arun District Council and Ferring Parish Council. This is now a Locality case study

Clare brings unique insights gained from this experience to assist neighbourhood planning groups with their Plans from their earliest inception.


Clare Wright may be engaged as facilitator for meetings and workshops on design and planning related issues, for members of the community, Parish and Town Councils, local authorities and other professionals.

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