Our specialist teams in Planning, Development Economics, Socio-Economics and Environmental Planning provide services in support of the full life-cycle of public sector projects from inception through plan-making to application, delivery and stewardship. We also advise on the Public Sector Equality Duty and the Compulsory Purchase process.
Our Socio-Economic team has a special focus on impacts on health and education, while our Planning teams have gained consent for school expansions and new builds, including making the case for education development as Very Special Circumstances. We provide school place planning at a development and borough wide-level and have in-house specialists in child yield and population modelling.
We have an in-depth knowledge of the Building Bulletin guidance, Department for Education technical specifications, and Sport England recommendations. Quod’s broad insight covers school design, free school and academy structure, funding, competitions for operators and noise and air quality impacts on education. We provide an invaluable link between authority planning and education teams to balance priorities.
We apply the NHS Healthy Urban Development Unit approach to Health Impact Assessment and mitigation modelling, alongside our own bespoke health and quality of life assessments. We engage directly with the NHS. CCGs and hospital trusts on service provision and estates strategies.
For both health and education, we advise on Section 106 agreements that offer practical and deliverable solutions that meet the Regulation 122 Tests.