About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award


Asteer Planning offers a professional and comprehensive town planning service including:

Planning Strategy

● Planning Appraisal Reports assessing the key planning considerations and prospects of success

● Planning Strategy Reports setting out well crafted, innovative, and creative planning strategies to unlock development potential


Preparation of Planning Applications

● Full Planning Applications
● Outline / Hybrid Planning Applications
● Project Management of Multi-Disciplinary Teams
● Supporting Planning Statements
● Housing Land Supply Assessments
● Employment Land Supply Analysis

Securing Planning Permission

● Extensive Connections with Local Planning Authorities
● Sensitive and Effective Negotiation Skills
● Expert Appearance at Planning Committees
● Innovative Condition and s106 Heads of Terms Advice

Strategic Planning Advisory

● Strategic land and sites - site finding, planning appraisal, estates strategy and portfolio review, strategy/tactics.
● Development plan promotion, representations and appearance at Examination.
● Policy formulation and influence - SRFs/SPDs, Planning & Development Frameworks, Masterplans, Development Briefs.
● Case making and advocacy on complex projects - policy formulation, benefits assessment, evidence base review.

Development Plan Promotion

● Development Plan Representations
● Development Plan Examination Hearing Statements
● Expert Witness appearance at Development Plan Examinations

Public Consultation

● Community Consultation Strategy Reports
● Key Stakeholder Mapping
● Online Virtual Exhibitions
● Public Exhibitions
● Leaflet Drops
● Statement of Community Involvement Reports

Planning Appeal

● Proof of Evidence in support of Written Representation, Informal Hearing and Public Inquiry Appeals
● Project Management of the Appeal Process
● Expert Planning and CPO Witness

Environmental Impact Assessment

● Provision of strategic environmental advice on all aspects ofEnvironment Impact Assessment (EIA).
● EIA ‘screening’ and ‘scoping’ stages to establish the need for EIA and to frame accurately the scope of Environmental Statements (ESs)
● The co-ordination and management of design and technical teams, across all disciplines throughout the assessment process.
● The preparation and delivery of ESs in conjunction with Asteer’s planning team and wider technical disciplines.
● Management of the entire EIA process from Inception to consent / determination.