Market growth

For the first time in several years, a wave of uncertainty surrounds immediate prospects for the development and property industries.

At this stage, planning consultants have mixed views on how broader factors will impact on their market.

Last year saw a continuation of the almost unbroken growth trend in fee income that planning firms have enjoyed for the past decade. Aggregate earnings for the 103 consultancies that supplied fee information this year were £464 million, more than double the figure in 2002-03. Sixteen firms recorded eight-figure earnings, five more than in 2005-06, and another 42 brought in more than £1 million.

But caution is gripping the sector on prospects for the current financial year. On average, planning firms expect to increase their earnings by 12 per cent in 2007-08, the lowest figure for several years and way below the 20 per cent high point recorded in the 2005 survey. But almost 20 firms out of 136 still expect fees to grow by a healthy 20 per cent or more over this financial year.

Most consultants recognise that uncertainties over the financial markets and the availability of capital for development projects will have some impact on business. Against these uncertainties, they are buoyed up by the knowledge that long-term demand for homes, business space and essential infrastructure is still there and that options must be kept open for when things settle down.

Turley Associates managing director Rob Lucas sees the market staying strong for planning services across the board. Developers are aware of the need to get involved in the land allocation process at the early stages, he reasons. "People will continue to plan projects. There may well be a slowdown in funding commitments and site starts, but landowners are still looking to make best use of their assets."

Barton Willmore director Ian Tant does not expect uncertainties in the markets to have much effect. "The climate of uncertainty for lenders and borrowers is having a calming effect on the housing market in particular. But everyone is conscious of the need for more homes," he says. "Some major projects now in progress will take 15 to 20 years to reach fruition. Our clients cannot stop work on them, so we are relatively unaffected by short-term wobbles in the markets."

RPS Group London planning director John Rhodes does not expect current market conditions to have a noticeable effect on demand for planning services in the capital. "The planning process takes a long time and it is more relevant to consider the effects of long cycles in the economy than short-term concerns. Compared with construction costs, planning is relatively cheap," he maintains.

"There is nothing more significant than a planning permission to transform the value of land and property. Planning in London is less dependent on pure house building, so the commercial planning sector is less affected by short-term market concerns and appears to be buoyant."

The banks have stopped lending to developers as a result of the credit crunch, warns CB Richard Ellis executive planning director Stuart Robinson. "The effect will depend on how long it lasts," he says. "If a downturn occurs, the retail and leisure sector will be most affected. But no matter what happens the planning system becomes more complicated every year, which is a huge irony given the government is trying to speed it up."

GL Hearn head of planning Alastair Crowdy sees encouraging signs in the competition for staff and healthy fee rates. "The effects of any downturn will depend on the sectors in which an individual firm works and its client base," he argues. "A lot of the projects people are working on now have probably secured funding already so they will continue. No doubt there will be projects that don't get funding, but they are likely to be low on quality or in the wrong location."

White Young Green planning director John Whittaker has not seen any effect on workloads so far. "People are expressing a little caution but we have not seen a downside, although we are keeping a close watch. Some parts of the country may take a hit. Land values have probably peaked temporarily and developers are taking a more cautious view. However, this is a localised trend," he suggests.

Pegasus Planning Group partner Mervyn Dobson is also keeping an eye out. "In the medium to long term, I suspect that most of the public companies for which we act will see restrictions and try to defer participation in planning exercises," he observes. "But the difficulty is still that not enough consents are coming through."

Drivers Jonas head of planning Giulia Bunting expects the impact to be minimal next year. "We tend to deal with large-scale projects that take a long time to bring forward," she reports. "Planning reform is creating a lot of work. Also, we do a fair amount of public sector work, so it is less market-dependent. Our biggest challenge is getting to grips with the new system."

But Bunting accepts that when deals are not happening, things can go quiet on the planning front. "It happened in the early 1990s but we have had a strong situation since then. Now the property industry is stalled and funders and some developers are nervous about taking things forward. If this continues, it may start having an impact in the medium term."

Turley Associates London director Gary Forster indicates that the market is still growing. "Our clients will still be looking to us to deliver their schemes," he says. But he anticipates a slowdown in some sectors. "There is some indication that developers of provincial flats are not building out approved schemes. But the government is pushing hard on housing growth nationwide. Values have grown so significantly that a reduction does not necessarily render schemes unviable," he argues.

"The investment market has died, which raises a question mark over funding of commercial schemes in the short term," says Atisreal Ltd planning team leader John Bowles. "But there is still a desire to move schemes forward for when the market recovers. Until very recently I would have said there was no impact on the residential market, but in the past few weeks there has been a noticeable shift in activity among the big house builders. That will have a knock-on effect on planning workloads."

DPP partner John Francis says the market is still growing but in a particular way. "The credit crunch may affect planning in the future in that there will be less speculative development. But strong development is always likely to proceed. Overall, I view the planning market with optimism but also caution," comments Francis.

Spawforths director Dave Rolinson agrees that the financial climate is changing the nature of the work. "The number of clients with ready finance has dropped and city centre apartment sites are coming back on to the market. There is a lack of confidence and the next 12 months will be more difficult. But local and regional planning strategy reviews are always coming forward and will keep things ticking over."

Jones Lang LaSalle London regional director John Littman sees no immediate signs of a slackening in the planning market. "Projects of the size we handle take time to assemble, so we are among the last to feel the pinch. These days there are more big property players who can weather the storm more easily. Even if people are not spending big sums, they will press on with banking sites and schemes for the future. Smaller players relying on getting a planning permission and quick sale are usually hit first and there are fewer of those about," he argues.

Atkins planning director Paul White accepts that the credit crunch may dampen private sector investment, slowing the housing and commercial property markets. He also warns that the comprehensive spending review has tightened up public sector investment. Yet he remains optimistic: "There is still enough momentum and we still have a lot of work to do. Then there is the issue of planning reform, which generally seems to complicate the system."

Others are building up their public sector involvement. "Our work for councils and regional development agencies will continue irrespective of the markets," says Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners managing director Jim Fennell. "Advising councils on retail and town centre projects is a mainstay for us. We are increasingly providing strategic support to development control teams on large complex contracts where there is a lack of in-house expertise or experience."

Bowles points to an upturn in strategic work for the public sector looking at long-term housing needs, given the housing green paper's positive stance on improving delivery. "There is a huge area of opportunity now that government departments are releasing land and bringing them forward through the planning process. We are doing a lot of regeneration work for councils assessing schemes coming through the system for viability and affordable housing," he says.

But the overall mood of caution is reflected in indications that fee rates are unlikely to increase significantly this year. In 2005-06 and 2006-07 planning consultants' daily rates went up by about seven per cent on average. This year's hike is likely to be around five per cent overall. Only nine firms out of 64 that responded to this question expect to get away with bumping up charges by ten per cent or more.

"Pegasus's rates won't go up next year for partners. We will absorb the costs of inflation, primarily because we recognise that our clients will be squeezed," says Dobson. Rolinson says Spawforths' charging rates are up about five per cent on last year. "We have moved more into corporate markets and are able to be more selective, but we are not putting a premium on our services," he insists.

HIGH-EARNING UK PLANNING CONSULTANCIES 2006-07
Rnk Rnk Consultancy Fee income Fee income Fee Growth
07 06 2006-07 (1) 2005-06 (2) earn- 07-08
ers (4)
(3)
1 1 RPS Group PLC £63,609,000 £57,306,000 553
2 3 Atkins
Planning £40,000,000 £20,000,000 528 15%
3 2 Arup £25,700,000 £21,500,000 416 10%
4 5 Barton
Willmore £20,200,000 £17,100,000 229 15%
5 4 GVA Grimley £19,700,000 £17,300,000 152 15%
6 7 Scott Wilson £16,700,000 £13,050,000 429 12%
7 8 Turley
Associates £16,567,000 £11,800,000 154
8 18 Savills
Hepher Dixon £16,300,000 £13,500,000
(5) 157 15%
9 37 Jacobs
Planning and
Development £15,900,000 £2,180,000 175 30%
10 11 Drivers Jonas £15,500,000 £10,500,000 96 10%
11 9 Halcrow
Group Ltd £14,100,000 £11,759,000 330 12%
12 14 White Young
Green £14,000,000 £8,800,000 136 15%
13 10 Nathaniel
Lichfield
and Partners £13,800,000 £10,800,000 130 15%
14 16 Pegasus
Planning Group £11,000,000 £8,500,000 49 8%
15 15 DPP £10,616,000 £8,690,000 108
16 12 Terence
O'Rourke £10,300,000 £9,300,000 55 10%
17 22 Entec UK Ltd £7,300,000 £6,200,000 173 12%
18 Atisreal Ltd £6,900,000 40 10%
19 20 David Lock
Associates £6,600,000 £6,850,000 59 8%
20 27 GL Hearn £6,300,000 £4,400,000 46 20%
21 25 CB Richard
Ellis
Planning £6,211,000 £5,361,000 44 19%
22 26 CgMs Ltd £6,000,000 £5,300,000 51 10%
23 24 DTZ £5,900,000 £5,455,000 74 20%
24 17 ERM £4,900,000 £7,800,000 50 5%
25 28 King Sturge £4,573,000 £4,004,000 29 10%
26 29 Roger Tym &
Partners £4,505,000 £3,850,000 60 10%
27 =30 DLP
Planning Ltd £4,200,000 £3,600,000 27 12.5%
28 =30 SLR
Consulting Ltd £3,900,000 21 15%
29 32 Land Use
Consultants £3,760,000 £3,500,000 45 3%
30 33 Broadway
Malyan
Planning £3,700,000 £3,200,000 38 10%
31 =42 Enviros
Consulting Ltd £3,550,000 £1,700,000 28 20%
32 34 DPDS
Consulting
Group £3,000,000 £2,858,000 27 12.5%
33 39 Spawforths £2,824,000 £2,090,000 41 15%
34 36 Rapleys LLP £2,770,000 £2,220,000 25 17%
35 35 Taylor
Young Ltd £2,640,000 £2,341,000 51 17.5%
36 38 Tetlow
King Group £2,550,000 £2,125,000 24 15%
37 =42 Planning
Perspectives £2,300,000 £1,700,000 15 20%
38 41 Hyder
Consulting
(UK) Ltd £2,250,000 £1,795,000 11 20%
39 =42 Boyer
Planning Ltd £2,030,000 £1,700,000 14 10%
=40 46 Colliers CRE £1,850,000 £1,500,000 24 30%
=40 45 CSJ Planning
Consultancy
Ltd £1,850,000 £1,650,000 17 10%
42 52 Alliance
Environment
and Planning £1,700,000 £1,246,000 18 25%
43 53 Lennon
Planning £1,685,000 £1,200,000 13
44 49 Adams Hendry
Consulting Ltd £1,650,000 £1,420,000 20 7.5%
45 47 BDP £1,540,000 £1,470,000 25 12.5%
46 51 London
Planning
Practice LLP £1,508,000 £1,345,000 11 15%
=47 19 Colin Buchanan £1,500,000 £6,942,000 12 15%
=47 50 Emery Planning
Partnership
Ltd £1,500,000 £1,384,000 19 10%
49 48 Peacock &
Smith £1,459,000 £1,443,000 11 5%
50 55 Ward Hadaway £1,303,000 £1,150,000 13
=51 58 DMH Stallard £1,300,000 £1,081,000 12 10%
=51 =56 Vail
Williams (6) £1,300,000 £1,100,000 11 8%
53 62 Baker
Associates £1,250,000 £850,000 14
54 54 Metropolis
Planning
and Design
(7) £1,173,000 £1,169,000 10 15%
55 =56 Cluttons £1,151,000 £1,100,000 17 7.5%
56 59 Scott
Brownrigg £1,150,000 £1,000,000 13 20%
57 =60 WA Fairhurst
& Partners £1,100,000 £900,000 30 15%
58 63 Lovejoy
Partnership
Ltd £1,002,000 £755,500 5 10%
59 =60 Vincent and
Gorbing
Planning £900,000 £900,000 7 5%
60 Landscape
Partnership £750,000 5
=61 =71 Stride
Treglown Ltd £705,000 £525,000 8 30%
=61 69 Matrix
Partnership £705,000 £602,000 10 10%
63 70 Smiths Gore £667,000 £560,000 4 15%
64 68 HLL Humberts
Leisure Ltd £640,000 £620,000 7 10%
=65 67 DNS Stuart £600,000 £636,000 5 10%
=65 65 Steven Abbott
Associates £600,000 £680,000 4 20%
67 77 CDN Planning £552,000 £422,000 8 5%
68 =71 D&M Planning
Partnership £550,000 £525,000 7 0%
69 74 Harmers Ltd £456,000 £494,500 7 5%
70 David
Simmonds
Consultancy £426,700 8
71 82 Amec Earth &
Environ-
mental (8) £425,000 £325,000 7 5%
72 =78 Halletec
Associates Ltd £415,000 £350,000 10 20%
73 84 Qube £414,000 £310,000 7 20%
74 83 Ken Parke
Planning
Consultants £403,500 £315,000 5 10%
=75 =87 Enforcement
Services Ltd £350,000 £280,000 1 20%
=75 =85 Evison &
Company £350,000 £300,000 2
=75 =78 John Martin
& Associates £350,000 £350,000 9 5%
78 =91 Paul Butler
Associates £308,000 £250,000 6 25%
79 =87 ASP £303,000 £280,000 3 20%
80 =85 Derek Halden
Consultancy
Ltd £300,000 £300,000 1
81 =89 Landmark
Planning Ltd £290,000 £260,000 4 5%
82 =89 Stoneleigh
Planning £280,000 £260,000 3 10%
83 Woods
Hardwick
Planning Ltd £263,000 £205,000 3 5%
(1) UK planning fee income in year ending 31 March 2007; (2) UK planning
fee income in year ending 31 March 2006; (3) Full-time or full-time
equivalent staff working in UK planning consultancy whose time can be
billed to clients employed at 1 September 2007; (4) Predicted growth in
UK planning fee income in year ending 31 March 2008; (5) Combined 2005-
06 figure for Savills and Hepher Dixon; (6) Formerly listed as Robert
Shaw Planning; (7) Formerly listed as Halpern Planning; (8) Formerly
listed as AERC Ltd


CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
Rank Consultancy Fee income
2007 2006-07
1 Atkins Planning £16,000,000
2 RPS Group PLC £9,541,000
3 Halcrow Group Ltd £5,600,000
4 Drivers Jonas £3,000,000
5 David Lock Associates £2,600,000
6 GVA Grimley £1,500,000
7 Entec UK Ltd £1,240,000
8 Enviros Consulting Ltd £750,000
=9 CgMs Ltd £600,000
=9 Scott Wilson £600,000
=11 Atisreal Ltd £500,000
=11 Barton Willmore £500,000
=11 Taylor Young Ltd £500,000
=11 White Young Green Planning £500,000
15 ERM £490,000
16 Broadway Malyan Planning £450,000
17 Colin Buchanan £150,000
18 WA Fairhurst & Partners £96,000
19 Savills Hepher Dixon £80,000
20 John Silvester Associates £56,520


SOLE PRACTITIONERS
Rank Consultancy Fee income
2007 2006-07
1 Enforcement Services Ltd £350,000
2 Derek Halden Consultancy Ltd £300,000
3 John Silvester Associates £157,000
4 MT Town Planning £145,000
5 MBM Planning & Development £141,000
6 Doyle Town Planning £119,000
7 Leigh & Glennie Ltd £95,000
8 Green Balance £90,000
9 Suzi Coyne Planning £81,000
10 Anton Lang Planning Services £60,000


LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Rank Consultancy Fee income
2007 2006-07
1 Atkins Planning £14,000,000
2 Halcrow Group Ltd £4,900,000
3 GVA Grimley £3,500,000
4 RPS Group PLC £3,181,000
5 CB Richard Ellis Planning £1,600,000
6 Entec UK Ltd £1,410,000
7 Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd £1,350,000
8 ERM £1,225,000
9 Taylor Young Ltd £1,200,000
=10 Atisreal Ltd £1,000,000
=10 White Young Green £1,000,000
12 Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners £800,000
=13 Colliers CRE £750,000
=13 Drivers Jonas £750,000
15 David Lock Associates Ltd £450,000
=16 Barton Willmore £400,000
=16 Savills Hepher Dixon £400,000
=16 Vincent and Gorbing Planning £400,000
19 Enforcement Services Ltd £350,000
20 WA Fairhurst & Partners £306,000


NATIONAL RESEARCH
Rank Consultancy Fee income
2007 2006-07
=1 Arup £300,000
=1 Halcrow Group Ltd £300,000
3 Land Use Consultants £250,000
4 ERM £245,000
=5 Scott Wilson £200,000
=5 White Young Green £200,000
7 Savills Hepher Dixon £150,000
=8 David Lock Associates £100,000
=8 Enviros Consulting Ltd £100,000
=8 GVA Grimley £100,000


PLANNING FEE-EARNING CAPACITY 2007
Rnk Rnk Consultancy Fee Chart- Total Highest daily Lowest daily
07 06 earn- ered plan- (4) (5)
ers plan- ning
(1) ners staff
(2) (3)
1 1 RPS Group PLC 553 136 648
2 3 Atkins Planning 528 41 550
3 4 Scott Wilson 429 62 439 £1,600 £300
4 2 Arup 416 38 445
5 18 Halcrow
Group Ltd 330 42 350
6 5 Barton Willmore 229 128 302 £1,880 £590
7 =27 Jacobs Planning
and Development 175 33 180
8 6 Entec UK Ltd 173 41 173
9 =14 Savills Hepher
Dixon 157 110 183
10 8 Turley
Associates 154 112 194
11 7 GVA Grimley 152 94 182
12 9 White
Young Green 136 70 167
13 11 Nathaniel
Lichfield
and Partners 130 90 166
14 12 DPP 108 73 145
15 13 Drivers Jonas 96 76 102
16 17 EDAW Ltd 81 22 94
17 24 DTZ 74 53 84 £1,800 £500
18 =19 Roger Tym
& Partners 60 25 79
19 =19 David Lock
Associates 59 22 70 £550
20 30 Terence O'Rourke 55 37 72
=21 25 CgMs Ltd 51 46 59 £1,650 £420
=21 =27 Taylor Young Ltd 51 19 72
23 =14 ERM 50 7 70 £1,400 £550
24 33 Pegasus
Planning Group 49 49 114
25 =31 GL Hearn 46 38 57
26 26 Land Use
Consultants 45 8 48
=27 =27 Bidwells 44 35 60
=27 23 CB Richard
Ellis Planning 44 37 54 £2,100 £595
29 38 Spawforths 41 18 51 £1,274 £510
=30 Atisreal Ltd 40 25 72 £2,500 £350
=30 =34 Llewelyn-
Davies Yeang 40 9 43
32 37 Broadway
Malyan Planning 38 19 44 £1,300 £550
33 39 Jones Lang
LaSalle 32 27 38
34 =40 WA Fairhurst
& Partners 30 7 30 £863 £338
35 36 King Sturge 29 29 51 £1,575 £525
36 =94 Enviros
Consulting Ltd 28 6 30 £830 £400
=37 =31 DLP Planning Ltd 27 20 43 £1,500 £450
=37 =40 DPDS Consulting
Group 27 19 49
=39 =45 BDP 25 19 25
=39 43 Knight Frank LLP 25 18 30
=39 42 Rapleys LLP 25 19 30
=42 48 Colliers CRE 24 19 30 £1,700 £450
=42 44 Tetlow
King Group 24 7 35
44 SLR
Consulting Ltd 21 6 44
45 =49 Adams Hendry
Consulting Ltd 20 17 25
=46 =51 Emery Planning
Partnership Ltd 19 14 25 £810 £330
=46 =51 Tyler-Parkes
Partnership Ltd 19 12 24 £900
=48 =60 Alliance
Environment
and Planning 18 15 25
=48 59 DHA Planning 18 10 24
=50 =56 Cluttons 17 11 19 £1,200 £400
=50 =45 CSJ Planning
Consultancy Ltd 17 15 22 £1,200 £400
52 =51 Bell Cornwell
Partnership 16 13 19
53 =65 Planning
Perspectives 15 6 17 £1,500 £420
=54 =60 Baker Associates 14 10 16
=54 =60 Boyer
Planning Ltd 14 9 19.5 £1,500 £350
=54 =51 Carter Jonas LLP 14 11 18
=54 =56 Hunter
Page Planning 14 15 21
=58 =51 Lennon Planning 13 13 17 £1,125 £488
=58 =67 Scott Brownrigg 13 11 14
=58 =76 Smith Stuart
Reynolds 13 6 20
=58 =67 Ward Hadaway 13 5 16
=62 =49 Colin Buchanan 12 12 14 £1,300 £500
=62 =84 DMH Stallard 12 5 16
=62 Lambert Smith
Hampton 12 9 17 £1,125 £350
=62 =94 Robert Doughty
Consultancy Ltd 12 3 17
=66 =34 Hyder Consulting
(UK) Ltd 11 11 £1,000 £325
=66 JTS Planning LLP 11 6 15
=66 63 Keppie Planning 11 11 19
=66 =67 London Planning
Practice LLP 11 11 14 £1,800 £600
=66 =65 Peacock & Smith 11 9 14 £1,190 £500
=66 Vail
Williams (9) 11 7 14 £1,200 £570
=66 =67 WS Planning 11 5 13
=73 =81 Halletec
Associates Ltd 10 1 13 £650 £350
=73 Lichfield
Planning 10 6 12 £960 £500
=73 =76 Matrix
Partnership 10 2 11 £975 £435
=73 =67 Metropolis
Planning
and Design (10) 10 8 12 £1,088 £362


Rnk Rnk Consultancy Rates Rates Fee income 06-07
07 06 increase increase (8)
06-07 07-08
(6) (7)
1 1 RPS Group PLC £63,609,000
2 3 Atkins Planning £40,000,000
3 4 Scott Wilson 6% 6% £16,700,000
4 2 Arup £25,700,000
5 18 Halcrow Group Ltd £14,100,000
6 5 Barton Willmore 5% 5% £20,200,000
7 =27 Jacobs Planning
and Development £15,900,000
8 6 Entec UK Ltd £7,300,000
9 =14 Savills Hepher Dixon £16,300,000
10 8 Turley Associates £16,567,000
11 7 GVA Grimley £19,700,000
12 9 White Young Green 5% 5% £14,000,000
13 11 Nathaniel Lichfield
and Partners £13,800,000
14 12 DPP £10,616,000
15 13 Drivers Jonas £15,500,000
16 17 EDAW Ltd
17 24 DTZ 5% £5,900,000
18 =19 Roger Tym & Partners £4,505,000
19 =19 David Lock Associates 5% 10% £6,600,000
20 30 Terence O'Rourke £10,300,000
=21 25 CgMs Ltd 5% 5% £6,000,000
=21 =27 Taylor Young Ltd 5% 10% £2,640,000
23 =14 ERM 6% 5% £4,900,000
24 33 Pegasus
Planning Group £11,000,000
25 =31 GL Hearn 10% 5% £6,300,000
26 26 Land Use Consultants £3,760,000
=27 =27 Bidwells
=27 23 CB Richard
Ellis Planning £6,211,000
29 38 Spawforths 3% 6% £2,824,000
=30 Atisreal Ltd 5% 5% £6,900,000
=30 =34 Llewelyn-Davies Yeang
32 37 Broadway Malyan
Planning 5% 5% £3,700,000
33 39 Jones Lang LaSalle
34 =40 WA Fairhurst
& Partners 6% 10% £1,100,000
35 36 King Sturge 5% 5% £4,573,000
36 =94 Enviros
Consulting Ltd 5% 5% £3,550,000
=37 =31 DLP Planning Ltd 12.5% 12.5% £4,200,000
=37 =40 DPDS Consulting Group 5% 4% £3,000,000
=39 =45 BDP £1,540,000
=39 43 Knight Frank LLP
=39 42 Rapleys LLP £2,770,000
=42 48 Colliers CRE 5% 5% £1,850,000
=42 44 Tetlow King Group £2,550,000
44 SLR Consulting Ltd £3,900,000
45 =49 Adams Hendry
Consulting Ltd £1,650,000
=46 =51 Emery Planning
Partnership Ltd 8% 8% £1,500,000
=46 =51 Tyler-Parkes
Partnership Ltd 15% 5%
=48 =60 Alliance Environment
and Planning 10% 0% £1,700,000
=48 59 DHA Planning
=50 =56 Cluttons £1,151,000
=50 =45 CSJ Planning
Consultancy Ltd 0% 0% £1,850,000
52 =51 Bell Cornwell
Partnership
53 =65 Planning Perspectives 7.5% 5% £2,300,000
=54 =60 Baker Associates £1,250,000
=54 =60 Boyer Planning Ltd 10% 5% £2,030,000
=54 =51 Carter Jonas LLP
=54 =56 Hunter Page Planning
=58 =51 Lennon Planning 5% 5% £1,685,000
=58 =67 Scott Brownrigg £1,150,000
=58 =76 Smith Stuart Reynolds
=58 =67 Ward Hadaway £1,303,000
=62 =49 Colin Buchanan 5% 6% £1,500,000
=62 =84 DMH Stallard £1,300,000
=62 Lambert Smith Hampton 2.5% 5%
=62 =94 Robert Doughty
Consultancy Ltd
=66 =34 Hyder Consulting
(UK) Ltd 10% 6% £2,250,000
=66 JTS Planning LLP
=66 63 Keppie Planning
=66 =67 London Planning
Practice LLP 20% 10% £1,508,000
=66 =65 Peacock & Smith 5% 5% £1,459,000
=66 Vail Williams (9) 5% 0% £1,300,000
=66 =67 WS Planning
=73 =81 Halletec
Associates Ltd 5% 5% £415,000
=73 Lichfield Planning 5% 5%
=73 =76 Matrix Partnership 10% 6% £705,000
=73 =67 Metropolis Planning
and Design (10) £1,173,000
(1) Full-time or full-time equivalent staff working in planning
consultancy whose time can be billed to clients employed at 1 September
2007 (2) Number of chartered town planners employed in UK offices at 1
September 2007 (3) Total staff employed in UK planning consultancy
services at 1 September 2007 (4) Maximum daily fee rate chargeable at 1
September 2007 (5) Maximum daily fee rate chargeable at 1 September 2007
(6) Percentage increase in daily fee rates in year ending 31 March 2007
(7) Expected percentage increase in daily fee rates in year ending 31
March 2008 (8) Planning fee income in year ending 31 March 2007


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