Planning and Urban Design in Oxford
How we can help you in Oxford?
The Planning Team based in Oxford is a highly experienced professional team covering all aspects of town planning and with a detailed knowledge of local planning issues in Oxfordshire and across surrounding counties. We provide advice across every property sector and work closely with other Savills disciplines in the office to provide commercially informed advice on both strategic projects and planning applications.
As one of the largest planning consultancy teams in the region, we have considerable experience of establishing a supporting evidence base and technical planning case for development proposals. This has allowed us to establish a strong record of securing planning consent for our clients on a range of complex and challenging development projects.
Our approach is to work closely with clients to successfully navigate the planning process and secure successful and deliverable solutions to development projects, providing advice on the following:
• Appeal and planning inquiry evidence
• Community Infrastructure Levy
• Community Stakeholder Engagement
• Development and Design Briefs
• Development Plan Monitoring and representations
• Education and Energy Projects
• Environmental Impact Assessment
• Healthcare Projects
• Policy Analysis
• Retail planning, site search and appraisal
• Resolution of enforcement matters
• Sports Projects
• Sustainability analysis
• Section 106 Negotiations
• Urban regeneration
The Oxford Urban Design Team combines urban design, masterplanning and commercial understanding to provide an integrated service to a range of public and private sector clients. We advise on major urban design and master planning projects including strategic land promotion, urban regeneration, mixed-use development, sustainable urban extensions, and consultation / public engagement. Our emphasis is on quality of work, delivering solutions, and achieving successful results for our clients.
Our urban design consultancy includes experts from a range of backgrounds including Architecture, Planning and visual / graphic design.
Savills has vast experience of delivering commercially informed, environmentally sensitive and attractively designed developments. The range of our services includes the following:
• Urban design
• Master planning
• Design and access statements
• Architectural design
• Landscape architecture
• Public consultation and engagement
• Placemaking research
• Townscape appraisals
• Regeneration frameworks
• Development appraisals
• Design briefs
• Design codes
• Design review
• Village design statements
• Character appraisals
• Significance assessments
• Heritage impact assessments
‘Taylor Wimpey (East Midlands) was delighted with the work undertaken by Roger Smith and Urmi Kenia in the Oxford Planning Team in securing approval for 145 dwellings on an unallocated greenfield site at Leicester Forest East in Blaby District in Leicestershire. They addressed a variety of local objections in this successful planning proposal.’