Research and Guidance
We have a wide and long-standing range of experience in undertaking research and preparing guidance for Government departments and agencies, industry bodies, planning authorities and advisory groups.
Research can be specifically related to planning issues, such as environmental capacity studies, and used to help inform policy development or have a broader environmental scope such as studies on the environmental economy.
This area of work also covers the formulation of tools and techniques, such as Quality of Life Assessment and methods for analysing and negotiating environmental limits in the context of sustainable economic growth.
We have undertaken research and guidance across a variety of sectors including climate change (Defra), water (SEPA), housing (Home Builders Federation) and Health (NHS Healthy Urban Development Unit).