Planning services

Whether you are a developer, local authority planning officer or national policy maker, CAG Consultants offers a range of planning expertise to help you deliver.

What we offer:
  • Pre-application consultation. We combine planning expertise with exceptional consultation, engagement and negotiation skills. No matter how controversial or difficult the proposal, we can save you time, money and hassle.
  • PR & Communications support for new development proposals. We can help you get the right messages to the right people, to help build support for your proposals and to effectively address opposing voices.
  • Policy consultation. We work with local planning authorities across the country to deliver effective and credible consultation. We provide the full package of consultation services and tools, or can support and train you to run your consultation yourself. We’re particularly good when it comes to controversial issues like waste and renewable energy.
  • Evidence-base studies for local and national policy development. Whether its exploring the planning needs of faith communities or carrying out feasibility studies for renewable and low carbon energy, our exceptional research and consultation skills can help you build a robust evidence base.
  • SEA/Sustainability Appraisal. We have been involved in SA/SEA for more years than we care to remember! From supporting in-house SA/SEA work through to providing the full SA/SEA package, our support will not only enable you to meet your statutory responsibilities but help you develop better policies and plans.
  • Training and support for planners. We specialize in providing training on climate change and energy for planning policy officers, development management officers, senior management and elected members. Our training packages range from short-term individual support to stand alone half- or full-day sessions and modular courses.
Examples of our recent work:
  • Letchworth Garden City dialogue on new housing, for Letchworth Garden City Foundation, with University of Hertfordshire (2014)
  • Runwell Hospital Regeneration – pre-application public consultation, for the Homes and Communities Agency (2013)
  • North London Waste Plan public consultation, for North London planning authorities, with Mouchel (2007-2013)
  • Faith communities evidence base study, for Northampton Borough Council (2013)
  • Renewable energy & sustainable construction evidence base study, for West Oxon and Cherwell District Councils (2010)
  • Climate change training for planners, for various Regional Improvement & Efficiency Partnerships (2011-2012)
  • Supporting Neighbourhood Plans – community engagement training, for the CPRE (2013)
  • Sustainability appraisal of packages of sites for South Cambridgeshire Local Plan, with Environ (2013)
  • Sustainability appraisal of Lambeth Core Strategy, for London Borough of Lambeth, with Environ (2008-2014)

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North West Plan Partial Review

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