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Demand for planning services prompts office expansion

Published October 15th, 2013

Leading land, property and business specialists Berrys has increased its office accommodation and is now occupying two floors at Willow House East at Shrewsbury Business Park.

The Ground Floor now houses a reception area and new office accommodation for the planning team which has expanded rapidly in recent years to cope with the growing demand for planning and development services in the area.

The new office expansion follows the appointment in early summer of well known former Shropshire planning officer Stuart Thomas as senior planning practitioner. He is now working at Berrys alongside Stephen Locke, Peter Fenwick, Nick Williams, Mandy Seedhouse and Andrew Beeston to further develop planning and development services in Shropshire, Wales and surrounding counties.

Two other new recruits are supporting the team part time too. Charlotte Webster joined recently as graduate practitioner and Charles Crawford started last week on his placement year from Harper Adams University.

“This is a very exciting time for the whole Berrys’ business,” said Stephen Locke, the partner in charge of Planning and Development.

“We carry out a variety of planning work and we are increasingly being employed on residential and commercial developments, complementing the established rural planning work for which we have built up a sound reputation over the years,” he said.

“With our highly skilled team we offer a complete service to our clients from initial site recommendations and project design through to obtaining planning consent and project management.”

There is a strong requirement for planning services in the area and the team at Berrys is getting a larger share of that market.

“Planning policy and the planning process have changed in recent years and we have a number of planning consultants in our team who have worked in Council planning departments so they know how the system works.

“Our proven success rate with planning applications speaks for itself and we are fast becoming known as the leading provider of planning services in Shropshire,” Stephen said.

Having multi-skilled planners and rural surveyors in the building means Berrys planning team can also provide supporting documents in-house such as Environment Impact Assessments, drainage reports, tree assessments, landscape appraisals and Environmental Permitting; while design and drawing services are provided by Andrew Beeston, a qualified and experienced member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

“The property market appears to be slowly turning the corner and we are in an excellent position to deliver the planning and development services needed by private clients and property developers to make the most of the revival,” Stephen added.

For further details contact Stephen Locke at Berrys on 01743 271697 or email Stephen.locke@berrys.uk.com

 

Leading land, property and business specialists Berrys has increased its office accommodation and is now occupying two floors at Willow House East at Shrewsbury Business Park.

The Ground Floor now houses a reception area and new office accommodation for the planning team which has expanded rapidly in recent years to cope with the growing demand for planning and development services in the area.

The new office expansion follows the appointment in early summer of well known former Shropshire planning officer Stuart Thomas as senior planning practitioner. He is now working at Berrys alongside Stephen Locke, Peter Fenwick, Nick Williams, Mandy Seedhouse and Andrew Beeston to further develop planning and development services in Shropshire, Wales and surrounding counties.

Two other new recruits are supporting the team part time too. Charlotte Webster joined recently as graduate practitioner and Charles Crawford started last week on his placement year from Harper Adams University.

“This is a very exciting time for the whole Berrys’ business,” said Stephen Locke, the partner in charge of Planning and Development.

“We carry out a variety of planning work and we are increasingly being employed on residential and commercial developments, complementing the established rural planning work for which we have built up a sound reputation over the years,” he said.

“With our highly skilled team we offer a complete service to our clients from initial site recommendations and project design through to obtaining planning consent and project management.”

There is a strong requirement for planning services in the area and the team at Berrys is getting a larger share of that market.

“Planning policy and the planning process have changed in recent years and we have a number of planning consultants in our team who have worked in Council planning departments so they know how the system works.

“Our proven success rate with planning applications speaks for itself and we are fast becoming known as the leading provider of planning services in Shropshire,” Stephen said.

Demand for planning work is increasing

Demand for planning work is increasing

Having multi-skilled planners and rural surveyors in the building means Berrys planning team can also provide supporting documents in-house such as Environment Impact Assessments, drainage reports, tree assessments, landscape appraisals and Environmental Permitting; while design and drawing services are provided by Andrew Beeston, a qualified and experienced member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

“The property market appears to be slowly turning the corner and we are in an excellent position to deliver the planning and development services needed by private clients and property developers to make the most of the revival,” Stephen added.

For further details contact Stephen Locke at Berrys on 01743 271697 or email Stephen.locke@berrys.uk.com

 

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