Are you planning a new development?

To the uninitiated, it might seem that a town grows organically. There may be a new building in one area, open space in another and trees planted haphazardly about the development. However, the truth is that most town planning takes considerable effort and is much more complex than it may appear. Whether you are creating a new town on a greenfield site or redeveloping an area in an existing town, there will be a lot of things that you need to balance when it comes to the design stage. For example, you will need to think about obtaining the right mix of property types for the people you expect to live there. You must ensure that there are sufficient amenities for all of your new residents or those who will come into the area. You must also consider an appropriate blending of buildings and open spaces, all the while thinking about whether you are making the best possible use of your space. While it is possible to make all of these decisions on your own, it is much better to work with a qualified town planning professional who will already know much of what is needed. They will be able to make decisions quickly and create a design that is fit for purpose and can be approved by the relevant local authorities.

Creating your plan

When you bring in a town planning consultant, there are at least three specific areas that you will want to talk to them about. First, they will be able to help you ascertain the viability of your proposals. You may have a great idea, but that doesn't mean that you have the right location for it. A town planning consultant will look at your area and see whether there is sufficient demand to warrant the work you want to carry out. Next, they will be able to find out whether the local population will support your development. They will spend time engaging with the local community, identifying possible objections and making changes or finding appropriate responses to these objections so that your development will not run into problems with the planning authorities. Finally, the town planning consultant will be the one to create your master plans, explaining where every element of the development will be located and showing where and how the entire development will be constructed. Contacting a town planning consultant at an early stage is the best way to ensure your development avoids unnecessary problems. 

Contact a town planning service for more information.