A niche town planning consultancy in the Midlands is targeting smaller sites for housing to meet surging regional demand.
Landmark Planning managing director Peter Wilkinson told Planning: “Everyone is chasing around five-year land supplies and councils are desperately trying to deliver local plans.
“Many are relying on urban extensions, which take time, while everyone else is pushing for housing on smaller sites.
“The complexity of sustainable urban extensions is caused in part by loss of expertise and the lack of willingness from councils to push for compulsory purchase orders.”
The firm is looking to recruit a planner to work on projects across the Midlands and around Norwich. The office (pictured) is based in Leicester.
Wilkinson said the company had recently won outline approval for up to 40 homes at Great Glen, Leicestershire and for 41 homes and a doctors' surgery on a greenfield site outside the village of Husbands Bosworth.
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