Site appraisals
Site appraisals Site appraisals are the initial stage of planning advice. Our experienced team identifies development constraints and opportunities for each site in addition to assessing relevant local and national planning policy.   The feasibility of proposed uses will be explored providing the development potential of a given site in order to optimise the value of the land […]
 Site promotion
Site promotion The MEP team promote sites through the Development Plan process.  We are expert in submitting representations on behalf of clients and acting as expert witnesses at Local Plan examinations.
 Environmental Impact Assessments
Environmental Impact Assessments Environmental Impact Assessments are integral to the planning and development process, helping to shape informed decisions for the protection of our environment. Our team help our clients to navigate complex challenges, delivering success and shared value for all. 
 Planning applications
Planning applications The MEP team is expert in managing all types of applications including outline and detailed planning applications, applications for Listed Building Consent and Advertisement Consent. Our professional consultants will guide you through the stages of the application process including initial site meetings, pre-application enquiries, preparation and submission stage and on-going negotiations with the planning authorities […]
 Lawful Development Certificates
Lawful Development Certificates We prepare, submit and negotiate Lawful Development Certificates, providing certainty and clarification where required.
 Community consultation & stakeholder engagement
Community consultation & stakeholder engagement We understand that preparation is key to success. In many cases, specialist advice is required to inform the application and therefore early engagement can be crucial to obtain positive results. MEP is highly experienced in hosting and co-ordinating successful engagements with local communities, stakeholders and councils; we invest time to work collaboratively with the local […]
 Planning appeals
Planning appeals Our chartered planners have extensive experience in the appeal process and will provide you with clear advice on the chances of your case.  We will advise you on the most appropriate way to pursue an appeal, whether by written representations, Informal Hearing or Public Inquiry. Our team can provide experienced expert witnesses to ensure that […]
 Permitted Development/Prior Approval
Permitted Development/Prior Approval We assist in navigating the complex permitted development rights legislation, advising whether and how you can maximise your site’s potential without the need for planning permission.  We will prepare, submit and monitor applications for Prior Notification where required.
 Building with Nature
Building with Nature The Building with Nature Standards provides planners and developers with evidence-based, how-to guidance on delivering high-quality green infrastructure.  Our in-house approved assessor will work alongside design teams, developers and planners wishing to achieve a BwN Award. It is the role of the Approved Assessor to support an applicant to interpret the BwN Standards Framework, within […]
 Housing Land Supply
Housing Land Supply Understanding a Council’s 5-year housing land supply position, remains a very powerful mechanism for assessing the development of land across the UK. With Council’s required to maintain a 5-year supply of housing land at all times, critiquing a Council’s latest claimed position can prove incredibly valuable. Council’s who fail to demonstrate the required supply, are […]