About Creative Town Planning
Successful planning is about balancing the many demands our society places on land and how we use it. People have different priorities and interests that influence planning, including commercial gain, political position, environmental issues and socio-economic impact on communities.
The social policy of planning is not a constant, and there are continuing shifts in views and preferences, at national, regional and local level. Our job is to be aware of these changes, to know if they are permanent or transitory, and how new attitudes and values may influence your planning interests.
We pride ourselves on thinking beyond conventional boundaries. As well as offering strategic planning guidance, our experience also allows us to provide advice on forming and continuing the public and community partnerships now crucial to the success of any development.
- Strategic planning expertise for projects of all dimensions.
- Public and community affairs advice.
- Excellent knowledge of planning legislation and practice in the UK, Central Europe and Ireland.
- Ability to manage and lead your development team.
- Assessment of planning risk and project timelines.
- First-rate awareness of current and impending changes to planning legislation.
- Specialist consultants to handle issues such as urban regeneration and media relations.
- Skills and experience that takes planning 'out of the box'.
Our wider vision of planning distinguishes our service from other consultants. We reject the accepted, narrow definitions often associated with the profession, and offer our clients a broader, contemporary service, with recommendations, whether simple or complex, suited to your development and with the aim of securing planning success.
Sandra Eyre is the founder and principal consultant of our consultancy. A professional planner, she has more than 30 years' experience working in both the private and public sectors.
For much of her career Sandra played a central role in the domestic and international expansion of retail giant Tesco. As well as undertaking many planning developments across the UK, she spearheaded the company's expansion programme in Ireland and central Europe. This experience has given her a diverse portfolio of planning successes, and exposure to different administrative and political systems.
In the eight years since setting up the practice Sandra’s work has stretched from working for sole applicants through to large regeneration sites with multiple partner interests. The practice’s client mix includes social enterprises, charities and commercial organisations.
Sandra is a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Town Planners, and of the Irish Planning Institute in Ireland.
- Park Royal Partnership
- Kent Thameside
- Medina Dairy
- Medina Properties
- Dephna Group
- Furlong Homes
- Stonewell Property Company Ltd
- Kew Gardener
- Sue Ryder Care
- English Cities Fund