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Chartered town planner with over 30 years experience in all aspects of urban planning and regeneration with senior level experience of managing multi-disciplinary professional teams to achieve commercially successful urban regeneration on a large scale. His experience covers many strategic planning projects, the comprehensive regeneration of urban areas, major brownfield developments and transport infrastructure projects. Lead professional in preparing and presenting development briefs, frameworks and master plans for major regeneration projects; negotiating agreements and planning conditions on complex projects, skilled in liaison with private and public sector bodies; development management and public inquiry experience. Specialist advice on planning and environmental procedures and consents management. Experience of public consultation programmes for major projects. Specialist experience in regeneration and knowledge of funding streams.
Known throughout the world for its buildings and infrastructure work, and with huge expertise in transportation planning, water and environment sectors, urban development and energy generation, Mott MacDonald Group is a major international multi-disciplinary consultancy. It has an established reputation for technical and managerial excellence built on a portfolio of premier projects, delivered in an integrated way by our skilled engineering, town planning, environmental and construction professionals. The size and variety of the in-house expertise available provides strength in depth, enabling projects to be managed from inception to delivery.
In the UK our specialists prepare the detailed business and policy case for projects through diverse scrutiny and approval processes including Planning Inquiries, Transport and Works Act Inquiries, IPC submissions and other permitting and planning regimes. As a result our urban planners have all the necessary strategic and project management skills allowing them to work in both the UK statutory planning system as well as internationally on diverse development projects.
We are a leading edge consultancy in environmental assessment and sustainability appraisal, applying our expertise to complex, large scale infrastructure and urban development projects on behalf of public sector clients (including funders such as EBRD, World Bank) through to smaller scale urban development schemes such as retail, leisure, industrial and commercial projects.
With over 30 offices in the UK, our Town Planning and Environment teams bring valuable experience on behalf of public and private sector clients to both design and execution of projects. Our staff are able to advise on the following :
Our staff including chartered town planners, chartered surveyors, environmental specialists and supporting disciplines including urban and landscape designers.
We have in depth understanding of the planning policies and procedures which provide the framework for decision making on individual projects, developments and infrastructure investment. A full understanding of the prevailing landuse planning system, both in the UK and other countries, its operation and objectives is therefore critical to the design, development and implementation of many projects. The Group is also represented on various bodies with a growing role as “thinkers” on sustainability and related concerns such as the UK Green Building Council.
Projects carried out or underway in the UK include :
Our clients include Local Authorities, regional bodies and statutory undertakings as well as developers and landowners. Our planners also play a leading role in urban development and regeneration schemes preparing and co-ordinating masterplans and complex applications, negotiating Section 106 contributions for major planning applications, acting as expert witnesses in planning inquiries on a range of topics from planning policy to site specific issues, Environmental Assessment, co-ordinating our in house environmental and design specialists. We maintain the highest professional standards working within current legislative and planning policy contexts to ensure projects are delivered which embrace principles of sustainability. There is extensive experience in strategic and local planning procedures and development control together with a regional perspective through involvement in various critical investment projects.
Our planners are able to ensure that the planning/environmental interface is taken fully into account in every project including ecological surveys and sustainability appraisal, contaminated land investigations, heritage and archaeology, health impact assessment. Our transportation and other specialists prepare traffic impact assessment,air quality, noise and vibration analyses. The Town Planning service includes the preparation and implementation of development strategies and the necessary discussion and negotiation with planning authorities and other public and private bodies relevant to specific proposals.
Working in 140 countries and with nearly 50 international offices our staff bring understanding and diverse experience in institutional strengthening and aiding good governance, key skills in international urban planning. Our specialists can bring knowledge and expertise in these areas to address the challenges raised by global urbanisation and resource exhaustion and our advice in climate change mitigation and adaptation includes low carbon and renewable energy schemes, flood risk assessment, green infrastructure, urban heat island analysis,specifying landuse mix and layout and public transport accessibility. We are able to undertake assessements of urban vulnerability and disaster risks management as part of the urban planning service.
Internationally, of the numerous projects executed the following are but a few of those that stand out in terms of our planning and environmental due diligence role:
In summary, our planning and environmental expertise is transferable across all sectors and across different continents adjusting our practice to suit local legislative requirements, applying the highest standards of probity and incorporating best practice and where possible building capacity in local markets. The Group's urban planners and environmental staff have achieved particular recognition in the field of urban infrastructure with a strong pedigree and track record built up in industrial development, water supply, wastewater, transportation and energy and waste planning.