Strategic planning

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Stephen Platt
01223 460475

CAR expertise in strategic planning includes masterplanning large-scale new communities, securing high standards of design and sustainability and ensuring the timely provision of appropriate social, physical and environmental infrastructure.

We bring practical experience and contribute up-to-date knowledge in the fast-changing political environment within which planning has to operate.

There is a continuing need for high quality research into the dynamics of new communities and the impact of change and growth. We have experience in the planning and delivery of new communities, as well as in meeting the challenges of accommodating growth and change in historic towns and cities.

We also have expertise in managing the historic environment and in developing strategies for landscape and green infrastructure.

CAR is committed to working closely with local communities and facilitating partnerships between public, private and voluntary agencies and in working across local authority boundaries.

Local authorities
We can assist local authorities in developing a vision for their area through the preparation of local plans. We can also assist in negotiating complex large-scale developments, and providing an ongoing design review of major projects.

We have extensive experience of developing creative interaction with local communities, and can provide independent facilitation for community workshops and public meetings. Skilled facilitators provide timely and focused advice which enables clients to meet their objectives in a cost-effective manner.

We can provide strategic advice on how to respond to the changing political environment, and can assist in communications with local planning authorities and in facilitating positive interaction with local communities. We can act as a 'critical friend' in internal design reviews and in advising on the appointment of design teams.

We can help teams develop a vision for a large-scale or complex new development, particularly in the early stages of scheme development. We also design quick applied research methods to provide an evidence base for masterplanning development.

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