Cundall offers a planning service that is comprehensive, well-informed and good value for money. We advise and guide you through the planning system, working as part of a team and managing the process. We carry out public consultations and prepare specialist reports - including supporting planning/economic statements, sustainability reports, heritage statements, site waste management plans, sequential tests and impact assessments - to justify schemes and secure planning consent.

We provide an integrated service which can bring together many of the key services that are required to input into the planning stages. This includes: integrated pre-application discussions that can cover planning, environmental impact assessments and transportation inputs.

We can also provide many of the specialist reports that are required for planning, and manage these on the client’s behalf, with the added benefit of having just one point of contact and a co-ordinated approach.

Environmental impact assessments

Cundall's planning experts will explain the planning processes to you, keep you up to date with the latest legislative changes and advise you of the best way to realise your development ambitions. We also act as intermediaries, dealing with the local authorities on your behalf and negotiate with them, if difficulties arise.

The wide range of associated specialisms that we offer our clients can bring numerous benefits to the planning process; for instance, our clients see significant time and money saved by dealing with just one company. Whether you are a private individual, a small business or an international developer, we will work with you and achieve your vision.

We can also provide assistance directly to local planning authorities, including the preparation of local development frameworks, provision of development briefs, masterplanning, development control and assistance in appeal situations.

We can provide a full environmental impact assessment service, which can help to steer your project from the earliest screening opinion stage, through the preparation of scoping reports to managing and preparing full environmental statements to support your project. Not only can we provide that crucial co-ordination and authorship role, but we also have access to a full range of specialist survey providers to complete the team, which we can manage on your behalf.

Ian Cansfield

T +44 (0)191 213 1515

  • Due diligence investigations for site and premises purchases
  • Options appraisal
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Public consultations/engagement
  • Pre-application consultations
  • Preparation of all necessary documents
  • Co-ordination of planning submissions
  • Management of planning applications through the planning system
  • Representation of clients interests at planning committees
  • Management of the discharge of planning conditions
  • Preparing proofs of evidence and acting as an expert witness
  • Masterplanning

Cundall’s planning team were shortlisted in the category for Small Planning Consultancy of the Year at the 2015 RTPI Awards for Planning for Excellence.


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Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.