What We Do

Our wide range of expertise sets us apart from other consultancies in the regeneration, planning and development sector.

Development Consultancy

Our Development Consultancy team specialise in delivering large-scale residential-led regeneration and growth projects for, and in collaboration with, the public sector.

Whether the lead delivery body is a Council, a Government Agency or a developer, Hive has the skills and track record to work across the sectors to find innovative, delivery-focussed solutions.

We have a highly experienced team capable of providing the following services:

Infrastructure (grant) funding
City-living strategy and implementation
Governance structuring and partner engagement
Delivery strategies
Stewardship structuring and modelling
Site de-risking and disposal strategies
Market testing and engagement
A flexible project management capacity support offer

Hive’s extensive experience of working for public bodies delivering large-scale projects and developer-side, working in collaboration with public bodies to secure funding and unlock partnership solutions, provides the basis for our Development Consultancy offer.

planning consultancy

Our Planning team offer a diverse range of services for our private and public sector clients. We take a collaboration focussed approach and provide clear and concise planning strategy advice every step of the way.

We cover most sectors including Residential (both strategic and immediate land), Industrial & Logistics, Office, Energy/Sustainability, Retail & Leisure, Corporate & Mixed Use schemes.

Because of our combined experience of working with both private and sector clients, we are able to provide commercially-minded and delivery orientated advice at the same time as being mindful of the regulatory and political processes that local authorities and public sector organisations must work within.

Our core planning offer is centred around the following areas of expertise:

Co-ordination and management of complex planning applications
Promotion of sites through the Local Plan process, including participation at Examination in Public
Community and Stakeholder engagement
Planning Appeals and Expert Witness at Public Inquiry
Initial Planning Appraisal and Planning Strategy advice
Section 106 negotiations

We also work either independently or as part of
a wider multi-disciplinary team with developers and/or local authorities on regeneration, Sustainable Urban Extensionand research projects, which utilise our core planning expertise to deliver the following services:

Project management and planning input towards Town Centre Masterplans
Local Plan Evidence base assistance Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments / Urban Capacity Studies
Area Action Plans / Supplementary Planning Documents
Regeneration Frameworks
Planning-related research projects

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