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.
  • 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 research and consultation skills can help you build a robust evidence base.

  • EIA. We have in-house EIA expertise as well as a network of experts that we use to provide efficient and meaningful EIA, reported in concise Environmental Statements. Our EIAs are very effective when combined with our engagement services, which integrates consultation outputs with planning documentation to reduce objection.
  • SEA/Sustainability Appraisal. 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 can provide formal training packages (e.g. on energy, climate change, engagement or SA/SEA), ad-hoc advice on policy, assistance with responding to planning applications or assessing Neighbourhood Plans.

 

Examples of our recent work:

  • Wandsworth Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal (2016)
  • North Hertfordshire Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal (2016)
  • North Hertfordshire District Council – Advice on renewable energy policy (2016)
  • Letchworth Garden City dialogue on new housing, for Letchworth Garden City Foundation, with University of Hertfordshire (2014)
  • Sustainability appraisal of Lambeth Core Strategy, for London Borough of Lambeth, with Environ (2008-2014)
  • Faith communities evidence base study, for Northampton Borough Council (2013)
  • Runwell Hospital Regeneration – pre-application public consultation, for the Homes and Communities Agency (2013)

  • Supporting Neighbourhood Plans – community engagement training, for the CPRE (2013)
  • North London Waste Plan public consultation, for North London planning authorities, with Mouchel (2007-2013)
  • Sustainability appraisal of packages of sites for South Cambridgeshire Local Plan, with Environ (2013)
  • Climate change training for planners, for various Regional Improvement & Efficiency Partnerships (2011-2012)

FEATURED CASE STUDY

Northampton Borough Council

northampton ftNorthampton Borough Council and the Northampton Inter Faith Forum (NIFF) commissioned an evidence base study on faith communities to inform the development of the Borough’s new Local Plan.
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