Planning, Development & Design consultancy

Helping your development to success.


Planning applications and Certificates of Lawfulness

Town Planning in London and the Home Counties. For the full range of planning and development proposals: - Lawful Development Certificates for permitted developments from Office to residential, HMO and householder, through to full planning applications for small to medium scale developments, including single, high quality residential properties, particular expertise in exceptional quality NPPF 79 dwellings, extensions and changes of use and commercial alterations, extensions and new build. For new applications and to re-negotiate current, withdrawn or refused applications. 

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 appraisals and Pre-application negotiations

Desk top planning studies, site visit analysis and capacity studies, policy analysis, consultations with Local Planning Authorities, submission of report to clients, advice on feasibility and options for development.  


Urban Design Frameworks

The National Planning Policy Framework, published 24th July 2018 (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. Associates provide services on specialist access and inclusion issues.

This stand-alone service is particularly useful for architects, 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 costly delay. It is a short, focussed service taking typically 1 day meeting and ½ day follow-up.

Principles of negotiations followed by C.B.Wright & Associates are based on the mediation process aimed 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. 


Neighbourhood and Community-led Planning

Clare Wright has a long track record of 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 was 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 and Associates may be engaged as facilitators for meetings and workshops on design and planning related issues, for members of the community, Parish, Town and local authorities and professionals.

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