The Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy is to be launched in Telford this month.

apT is blazing a trail for local authorities across the UK aiming to save housing developers, commercial developers, businesses, and individual home owners time and money by helping them to make their ideas to extend and build, come to fruition.

The consultancy, part of Telford & Wrekin, will be looking to support developments through the regulation processes, from the promotion of land to achieving consents, through to its safe completion on behalf of clients across the region including Shropshire, Cheshire and the wider West Midlands.

apT’s customer focussed services include professional help and guidance for planning, both preparing and submitting planning applications, the preparation of policy and support promoting sites in highway design and adoptions and building regulations.

Valerie Hulme, Group Manager for apT, said: “We help by supporting developers and home owners to get their planning applications ‘right first time’, including sustainable design solutions and making sure the buildings are structurally safe.

“We are a multi-disciplined development consultancy, combining public sector know-how with a competitive business approach and brining together specialist knowledge and expertise all under one roof.

“Our in-house experts will speed up the development process accounting for every potential hurdle along the way, because we have in-depth knowledge of the planning and environmental regulations.

“Our specialist skills and experience cover all necessary bases and means we are fully equipped to help our clients meet all the requirements of the development process, creating tailored development solutions.

“apT’s customer focused accessible services include professional help and guidance for planning, highway design and adoptions, and building regulations,” Valerie added.

apT will provide an accessible team to everyone from home owners through to residential and commercial developers, land agents, other Local Authorities and everything in-between

It will also offer more specialist consultancy for built heritage conservation, urban design, ecological conservation, strategic housing and recreational specialists.

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