PlanningSphere Ltd was established in 2014 by principal, Chris Beaver. The consultancy was set up with the encouragement and support of a number of existing clients to provide a cost effective and responsive service based in Bath. The practice provides land-use planning* advice to a diverse range of clients including: landowners; businesses; developers; investors; and private individuals and community groups with a direct or third party interest in land and development.
*Land-use planning is a term that encompasses various disciplines which seek to regulate land-use in an efficient and ethical way.
The practice works as a lead consultant, and/or in partnership with other specialist natural and built environmental consultants, to provide a cost effective and responsive service. Typically this may include (but is not limited to) project management of planning applications, planning appeals and promotion of land through the development plan-making process.
The practice operates in sectors that includes: residential development (from single plots to larger scale strategic site promotion); care homes; mixed-used regeneration; rural diversification; tourism; renewable energy; listed buildings and conservation; and town centre/commercial development. PlanningSphere Ltd’s main geographical area is centred on the Bath, western Wiltshire (the A350 corridor) and Mendip areas. However, the practice has capability to advise on projects throughout the UK.