Planning stage support services

From initial site due diligence to comprehensive support for a planning application, we draw upon a wide range of specialist skills and offer a dedicated in-house service to co-ordinate the disciplines and services best suited to your needs.

Our expertise is often instrumental to shaping a masterplan that works on both a placemaking level and a practical level for communities and occupiers, ensuring clients avoid costly unforeseen issues further along the planning or development process. 

We have a full understanding of the planning system at both a local and national level, including Development Consent Orders. We have vast experience of liaising with planning authorities as well as other applicable authorities and stakeholders such as Highways England, Network Rail, the Environment Agency, lead local flood authorities and the Marine Maritime Organisation. 

This experience has helped us to establish strong relationships with all these bodies which adds value for our clients.  


For all your planning needs please contact our Programme Delivery team: 
Dave Lawes

For specific services our key contacts are: 

If you would prefer to contact one of our office locations our key people are: 


Locking Parklands, Somerset

<p>Hydrock’s planning support appraisals and detailed design work is helping transform a 200-acre former RAF site in north Somerset into a phased large-scale residential and commercial development.</p>

Taff Vale, Pontypridd

<p>Complete multi-disciplinary services for this flagship, mixed-use regeneration scheme acting as a gateway to Pontypridd town centre. The 14,700 sq m scheme includes basement parking, public space, office and community space.</p>

South Bank, Leeds

<p>Our multi-disciplinary approach supported developer X1 with their planning submission for a £210m mixed-use development supporting the regeneration of the South Bank in Leeds.</p>

Hinckley Rail Freight Interchange

<p>Full multi-disciplinary services to db symmetry through the Development Consent Order (DCO) planning process to deliver a multi-purpose cargo interchange and distribution facility alongside new and improved rail and road connections.</p>

4 Glass Wharf, Bristol

<p>Hydrock worked with Salmon Harvester Properties to secure planning consent for a 210,000 net sq ft office headquarters at 4 Glass Wharf, Temple Quay, Bristol.</p>

Anchorwood Bank, Barnstaple

<p>We have delivered a complete multi-disciplinary service from initial site due diligence through to construction supervision for this phased 16ha mixed-use scheme which includes an out-of-town retail park.</p>