• We combine our technical knowledge, excellent understanding of planning processes and proven communication skills to provide a comprehensive service, from initial advice on development potential through to context studies, detailed assessments of impact and consultation.
  • We bring robust scrutiny and understanding to our site appraisals and provide high quality and appropriate planning and heritage advice. Importantly, we are proud of our reputation for telling clients what they need to know rather than what they want to hear.

Beacon Planning services - Development Advice

Development appraisals

We conduct a review of the development potential of a building or site against planning and heritage policies and guidance.

Statements of significance of heritage assets

We identify at the earliest possible stage, the constraints and opportunities of an historic building, site or area.

Townscape and visual impact assessment

We consider the potential impact of development proposals and advise on design options

Stakeholder consultations

We ease the path through consultation by steering and facilitating communications with local residents, interest groups and local communities.

Statutory consultations

We draw on our in depth knowledge of planning processes and site-specific sensitivities, to liaise with local authorities, English Heritage and other stakeholders

Context studies

We appraise the site and surrounding areas, and provide insight for design and access statements (DAS).

Certificates of immunity from listing

We advise on the case for applying to English Heritage and help clients develop their application to maximise their chances of success.

'Spot listing'

We help clients defend or support applications for spot listing