Many Local Planning Authorities are overstretched or don’t have in-house expertise in relation to energy and sustainability. Blewburton can help by offering bespoke support designed to meet your needs.

Our consultants are experienced at working with LPAs in a range of areas including:

  • reviewing planning applications in relation to energy and sustainability
    policies and advising case officers if the strategy complies with policy
  • negotiating with applicants to find targets which are realistic for the
    development
  • attending PPA meetings and providing advise related to specific policies
  • updating, developing and implementing new policies
  • creating tools, checklists of reference documents to be used by
    applicants or case officers
  • delivering training

We offer a flexible approach and can tailor our services to fit your needs. This could include inhouse or remote support, assigned days in-house or ad-hoc support and billing the LPA or applicants. As qualified energy and BREEAM assessors we are ideally placed to advise case officers on achievable targets whilst ensuring developments strive for excellence.

Examples of our consultants’ work can be found here:

Planning and policy case studies