How to make the planning process work for you – an Insider South West blog

Whatever the type of residential scheme, it seems that ‘planning’ is always stated as the problem but is that the reality or actually does the issue lay elsewhere? Nigel Dyke, gives his comments in our latest blog post in Insider South West Business Matters.

Development is an integral part of a healthy, vibrant city and cannot be treated as an ‘enemy’ and so it benefits everyone to create an environment where an agreement that development is appropriate on a site is greeted with “how do we work together to deliver it?”  Read more from the article here: Insider Magazine

Our work on the new National Brunel Museum, which is currently being constructed on the site adjacent to the ss Great Britain, also required extensive consultation with Planning Officers, Historic England and other stakeholders as its location is between the Grade 1 listed dry dock and the Floating Harbour.  It also incorporates the Grade II* Listed Dock Offices.

Successfully engaging with planning officers in order to deliver appropriate, contemporary developments, often in sensitive locations has always been Alec French’s approach.  Thorough consultation with all stakeholders involved in the project, determining their needs and requirements contributes to a development which is rooted positively in its context.