Development Economics

Our dedicated national Development Economics 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.

When this is combined with our strong regional knowledge and local contacts, these tools provide an essential part of the evidence base presented to inform commercial decision-making and successful planning outcomes.



We offer:

Market Intelligence – Supporting our clients’ understanding of residential, commercial and retail markets through market studies, economic reviews and labour market assessments.

Forecasting – Utilising data sources to forecast and model demographic & economic change, housing and employment need

Impact Assessment – Utilising data to understand and examine development’s impact on the economy, demography and community facility demand.

Expert Witness Services – We provide expert witnesses across our full range of Development Economic services to support our clients at Planning Inquiries, Hearings and Examinations.