Turley Associates adds dedicated economic planning team

Planning and urban design consultancy Turley Associates has announced that it has appointed a dedicated national economic planning team.

The Economic Planning team will help clients measure and understand the economic impact and development viability to inform positive planning strategy.

The team will be led by Richard Laming and include colleagues Antony Pollard (Director) and Matt Spilsbury (Senior Economic Advisor). The trio joined Turley Associates from property advisor GVA.

On establishing the new team Richard Laming said: “We are excited to join a market-leading planning company that is known for its high quality and commercially driven advice. We look forward to adding a full range of economic services from CIL advice through economic impact assessment to housing market assessment and economic strategy.”

Rob Lucas CEO, Turley Associates, welcomed the team saying: “We see a strong and under-served market for integrated economic planning advice within our offer. We have plans to expand this area of business further and are on the look-out for very capable consultants.”

The services offered by the Economic Planning team include:

Economic Audits

Socio Economic Impact Assessment

Economic and Investment Strategy

Housing Requirements Studies

Duty to Co-operate and Consequences Studies

Affordable Housing and Site Viability advice

Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Affordable Housing Need Assessments

CIL impact studies and advice

Expert Witness services

Richard and the team have an established track record of delivering economic planning services for significant private and public clients across the UK. These include Gladman Developments, Taylor Wimpey, Miller Homes, The Leeds City Region LEP and Britain’s Energy Coast.