The team bring a commercial focus to the planning process, with particular skills in negotiating sustainable, viable and effective permissions. The team has over 30 years’ experience, obtaining planning permissions for schemes throughout the UK Scotland across various disciplines but particularly for residential, employment and mixed uses.

Notable recent achievements include the following:

  • Horizon 38, Bristol
  • Cransley Park, Kettering
  • Houghton Regis
  • Bolsover, J29aM1
  • Brantham

The team manages all aspects of the process including the submission of representations to Local Development Frameworks, the renewal of existing planning consents and the negotiation of all relevant statutory agreements to ensure that any planning gain requirements are commercially deliverable.

An in-house planning function enables the St Francis Group to develop relevant and effective strategies and react quickly to the threats and opportunities arising from changing legislation.

An inclusive approach to the planning process ensures that a spirit of cooperation prevails within all stakeholders in the planning system ensuring that applications are scoped, submitted, negotiated and granted in as smooth a manner as possible.