The town planning system continues to change and the planning team at First City has the skills and experience to achieve the client’s objective in these commercially challenging times by being experienced in the following areas:-

  • Lead consultants scoping and co-ordinating complex projects
  • Advice on achieving planning, listed building and conservation area consents
  • Preparation, submission and management of application and appeals
  • Negotiation of planning conditions
  • Negotiation of s106 Agreements and viability appraisals
  • Expert Witness at Appeal Inquiries
  • Preparation and submission of supporting planning and environmental documentation including Environmental Assessment
  • Planning enforcement matters
  • Promotion of development opportunities through the development plan process
  • Public consultation and political engagement


We are currently working on major mixed use schemes throughout the UK for private and public sector clients that will deliver new housing and employment opportunities against the background of the environmental challenges facing the world today. Planning should not be seen as an end in itself but as part of the process of ‘adding value’. Our complimentary skills mean that we are ideally placed to work with clients on opportunities where the ultimate aim may be to sell a site or undertake development. In effect a “One Stop Shop”.

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First City awarded BSI certificate
First City awarded BSI certificate
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