Development Economics

Our dedicated national Research team provides tools for developers and investors to respond to the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Our strong track record in combining planning skills with socio-demographic and economic analysis to provide a robust evidence base has been effective in influencing planning policy and decision making at all levels, and stages of the Planning process.

With market-leading research and mapping tools, we enable our clients to substantiate and communicate the full range of benefits that their proposals will deliver to local communities, their councillors, committee members and planning officers. When combined with our strong regional knowledge and local contacts, these tools provide an essential part of the evidence base presented to support a submission or appeal case, as well as informing clients’ commercial decision-making processes.