daryan-shamkhali-fX4733oPEPA-unsplash_edited.jpg

CREATING BUILDINGS,

SPACES & PLACES

Independent advice with over 25 years experience in urban design, architecture and planning

 

ABOUT US

We understand and communicate proposals effectively to secure the best results for our clients.

How we work

We work both independently and as part of wider multidisciplinary teams. Currently, we are working with a number of planning and development consultancies across the UK including Savills, Quod, Terrence O’Rourke, Barton Willmore, White Young Green, Luken Beck and Boyer Planning. We have close working relationships with a number of urban design, architectural and landscape teams to ensure that we have the right blend of expertise, experience, and resource to meet the challenges of each project.

Who we work with

We work with a range of professionals, designers and artists and one area we strongly believe set us apart from our competitors is our use of hand-drawn and watercolour illustrations to present our work. Our experience tells us that people are able to understand, interpret and believe in handcrafted designs and drawings and we bring together experts in these fields to prepare these drawings.

Where we work

We are currently working on projects nationally with a focus on development proposals in London, the South East, South West and South Wales. We have experience right across the UK and are happy to travel further afield to help our clients including overseas.

 
Bilericay model View2_0503202 v2.png

EXPERTISE

We don't do everything, we just focus on what we can do best for our clients

 

FEASIBILITY

Considering the constraints and opportunities of a site and assessing its potential

MASTERPLANNING

Establishing frameworks for development based on context and responsive design solutions

OUTLINE DESIGN

Preparing outline planning applications with high-quality visioning and detail

DETAILED DESIGN

Devising designs and planning drawings for detailed applications

ENGAGEMENT

Creating exhibitions, leaflets and web sites for public engagament

BRIEFING

Producing development briefs or design codes to establish the parameters of future developments

RECENT PROJECTS

Just a small selection of projects which we are working on or have recently completed.

UCKFIELD MASTERPLAN

BILLERICAY

SOUTH HAILSHAM

Planning application

Creating a masterplan and outline planning application for 430 new homes and a woodland park on the western side of Uckfield, East Sussex.

Planning application

Preparation of an outline planning application for up to 200 new homes and public open space on the southern edge of Billericay, Essex.

January 25, 2025

Outline planning application for up to 200 new homes, sports pitches and public open space. The site is the third phase of a scheme which included 700 new homes.

LAND SOUTH OF BARNHAM STATION

LYNEHAM

COAST HILL FARM CYCLE HUB

Planning application

Preparation of an outline planning application for up to 200 new homes to the south of Barnham Station.

Outline planning permission

Securing outline planning permission for 80 new homes on the edge of Lyneham, Wiltshire.

Planning permission

Detailed planning permission for a new cycle hub in the South Downs.

HASSOCKS

BROADBRIDGE HEATH

GODSTONE

Planning permission

Masterplan and outline planning permission secured for up to 450 new homes, a new primary school, community facility, public open space and cycle link from Hassocks to Burgess Hill.

Planning permission

Outline planning permission for up to 165 new homes and a 60 bedroom care home.

Planning permission

Detailed planning permission for 27 new homes on the site of a former garden centre in the Greenbelt.

NORTH STONEHAM PARK

GUILDFORD

BRIXHAM WATERFRONT

Planning permission

Outline planning permission for 110 new homes, school, local centre, employment, care home and public open space.

Planning permission

Detailed planning application for 39 new homes and conversion of Listed Building in the Greenbelt.

Development Brief

Preparation of development brief for waterfront site in Brixham, Devon.

 

OUR TEAM

We use the best skills and people to create and present our ideas which include working with other designers, artists, and professionals.

 

COLIN RICHARDS

Director

Colin’s expertise lies in understanding the planning and development process and an ability to provide design solutions which fulfil the aims of both the client and the local authority. His strengths are communication and presentation and he has over 25 years experience in the field.

OUR CLIENTS

We enjoy working with a wide range of clients including strategic land promoters, housebuilders, development companies, public sector organisations and private individuals.

GLEESON STRATEIC LAND

We have worked with Gleeson Strategic Land for a number of years bringing forward sites through the development process and securing planning permission for a larger number of sites.

HIGHWOOD DEVELOPMENTS

We have worked with Highwood on a number of successful projects including the promotion of sites and securing planning permissions for large scale developments.

RYDON HOMES

Working closely with Rydon homes we have secured a number of planning consents, provided feasibility design, promoted sites and provided expert witness at appeal.

NICHOLAS JAMES GROUP

From the detailed designs of extensions to hotels and properties to promotion of land for strategic development including a new garden village.

MILLER STRATEGIC LAND

Working with the strategic land team to understand feasibility, secure and promote sites and provide vision for new places.

TAYLOR WIMPEY

Working with different parts of the business we have provided both strategic and detailed advice for sites across the south of England.

CALA HOMES

Providing detailed planning application and expert witness advice on complex sites

THAKEHAM HOMES

We enjoy working with the Thakeham team in understanding feasibility, securing detailed planning permissions and promoting sites.

 

DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

We get inspiration from the world around us like these places and things.

 
 

CONTACT US

We would love to hear from you so please do get in touch

59 The Avenue
Southampton
SO17 1XS

07875338283

 

07875338283

©2020 by Richards Urban Design Ltd. Proudly created with Wix.com