Lucid Planning Ltd is proud to frequently work alongside four other consultancies to offer clients an established team approach to projects across a range of planning and design disciplines.
Collectively the group offers all of the advantages and experience of a large organisation but 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.
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.
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.
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.