Lucid Planning Ltd recognises that some projects require a multi-disciplinary approach, or would benefit from additional resources. Accordingly, we have established strong links with a number of specialists who support us in the delivery of our core business and more complex projects which require a range of design, engineering and environmental services.
Collectively the group offers all of the advantages and experience of a large organisation but we combine it with our individual philosophies and approach to provide a highly personalised, flexible and experienced service.
Clients can build their own project teams to suit from the range of services that we offer and we are very open to working creatively with our clients and their wider teams to progress unusual or challenging projects that may require an innovative approach.
Where a project would benefit from expanded senior planning resource Lucid Planning is able to call in a number of experienced planners to support its planning function, including Arron Twamley, Nigel Hawkey and Jane Hudson, thus delivering the level of service required.
Over the last 20 Arron has gained experience working on planning and property related projects for a variety of clients including landowners, national developers, educational bodies, investors, business owners, entrepreneurs and public agencies.
He has a comprehensive knowledge of the UK planning system including development promotion, development management as well as national/ local planning policy and the planning appeal system. He is also experienced at identifying development sites for clients through the preparation of strategic land searches.
He provides a range of planning and development services including the preparation of planning and development strategies, site appraisals, planning policy reviews, stakeholder and public engagement events, planning applications and appeals (written reps, hearings and inquiries) as well as representation at examinations.
Nigel is commercially minded and a dedicated MRTPI/ P&D surveyor with 30 years’ professional experience from public and private sectors. He has significant client-side experience and has played a key role in promoting high profile and complex residential/ mixed use/ regeneration projects, working in collaboration with local authorities and other key stakeholders to secure viable new development.
He is well versed in promoting strategic aspects of development, and working within various legal structures including joint ventures, partnerships and equalisation arrangements.
He has a solid track record in delivering planning permissions and allocations for a numerous project throughout the South- East, Midlands, South-West and London.
Jane is a planner with a particular interest in residential development, research, regeneration and master planning and has worked on a wide variety of projects across the planning sector.
Jane has over 20 years’ private consultancy experience, which spans all stages of the planning process including preparation of strategic planning documents such as town centre strategies, planning policy appraisals, alternative site assessments, site promotion through the local plan, assessment of five year housing land supply, preparation and submission of planning applications, design and access statements, planning supporting statements and community and stakeholder engagement. She has prepared documentation and managed evidence at planning appeal (Inquiry) and provided evidence at local plan examination. In addition, she has been involved in Heads of Terms and S106 negotiation.
Jane has provided bespoke planning advice for a wide variety of clients including local planning authorities, parish councils, housebuilders, corporate developers, central government departments and the commercial and leisure sector.
Forge Design Studio is an architectural firm dedicated to creating elegant, refined and high-quality design solutions. Founded in 2013, the practice has enjoyed continual growth since.
Lead by Mike Harrison, the Forge Design Studio team has exceptional experience across a wide range of projects. They understand that the key to success is listening to, and working closely with, their clients. Through this approach Forge Design Studio establishes strong, secure relationships with the people it works with. This enables the practice to achieve success as it works closely together in the development of a shared vision.
Forge Design Studio offers a full range of architectural services from initial feasibility, site appraisal and master planning, to detailed production drawings and delivery on site.
Jeff Picksley formed Artemis Ecological Consulting Limited in 2015. With sixteen years of experience undertaking ecological surveys and assessment work across the UK, Jeff has worked for a number of organisations in the past including Terence O’Rourke, Forestry Commission and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Jeff has an in-depth understanding of ecological survey requirements for projects, best practice and relevant environmental legislation and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Managers (CIEEM).
He has worked on a range of projects including project managing ecological survey work, European Protected Species (EPS) licence preparation and review, field surveys, site assessment for clients, liaison with local planning authorities, statutory and non-statutory consultees. Jeff has extensive experience in preparing Environmental Impact and Habitat Regulations Assessments.
Artemis has a wide range of clients including Wates Developments, Redrow Homes, Millgate Homes, Forest Holidays, the Land Trust, Natural England and Three Rivers Council.
David Smith specialises in environmental impact assessment (EIA), but is also able to provide planning support and environmental due diligence services for projects across a wide range of development sectors.
With over 20 years working as an EIA practitioner, David’s experience is founded on previous employment within town planning and engineering consultancies and encompasses a wide range of development types including major mixed-use regeneration on brownfield sites, aviation uses, marine and coastal zone development, motorsports, energy from waste, manufacturing, renewable energy (wind, solar and biomass), logistics and transportation. This experience has included projects in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Guernsey.
David has experience in providing advice to developers on site feasibility in the early stages of the development process, including potential constraints and opportunities, likely environmental assessment requirements, potential survey requirements and, where relevant, potential specialist consultant support.
Nicola French established Holbury Consultancy Services Ltd in 2014 and works at the interface of planning and ecology to provide a range of services to the development and construction industries. These include HRA, design and promotion of SANG, management of ecological contracts, or contracts with significant ecological constraints and the resolution of ecological and planning challenges that are often complex in nature.
The company was set up to provide a professional platform for Nicola to work with clients and their consultant and construction teams, with the intent from the outset to remain small and flexible, able to work in whichever way best suits the project circumstance.
As a full member of the RTPI and CIEEM, Nicola is experienced in resolving planning and ecological issues and has a sound understanding of their policy and legislative backgrounds. This facilitates close and constructive working relationships with developers, regulators and NGO’s and a comprehensive understanding of local and strategic planning aims.