Our In-house Consultants Offer a Range of Services – Parker Planning Services

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Did you know that here at Parker Planning Services, we have a wide range of complementary specialist services and consultants in-house.  These include Archaeology, Topography, Heritage & Conservation, Ecology and Highways & Transport Consultants. This is in addition to the full range of planning and development services we provide.  So – if you need a specialist survey or service for your application (which we may or may not be dealing with already separately) we would be very happy to quote and assist you.

Here some additional information about what services our  specialist consultants can offer:

Archaeology & Topography

Our experts can advise on the need for archaeological and topographical services, what the scope of work would be and costings. There are usually various options to deal with archaeological constraints and we can advise on the best methods, as well as take into consideration the potential impact upon the proposed development. We are also experienced at advising on whether the requirements from the council are reasonable. Our archaeological service will be able to help with any project, prior to planning, during and post planning permission.

  • Archaeological Advice
  • Desktop Assessments
  • Written Scheme of Investigation
  • Site Investigations
  • Archaeological Excavation
  • Trial Trenching
  • Field Evaluation
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Digital Imaging
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Geophysical Surveys
  • Hydrographical Surveys
  • Measured Building Surveys

Heritage and Conservation

We provide advice in relation to all types of projects and whether there would be a need for a heritage statement or impact assessment. We also advise on how a proposal can be improved and made acceptable in relation to listed building, heritage and conservation area considerations. We always advice that heritage and listed building advice is obtained very early on before any design work is undertaken. We can also advice on the best and most suitable architects to work with and we regularly provide detailed input into design work.

  • Heritage Advice
  • Listed Building Applications
  • Heritage Statements
  • Heritage Impact Assessment
  • Historic Area Assessment
  • Conservation Management Plans


Our ecological services include expert advice, assessments and protected species surveys for bats, great crested newts, breeding and wintering birds, reptiles, dormice, water voles, otters and badgers. Ecology surveys and mitigation are required for development projects that could affect protected species to obtain planning permission. Surveys need to show whether a site and its surrounding habitats are likely to support protected species and in what capacity. Mitigation is designed to avoid, reduce or manage any negative impacts to protected species.

  • Ecological Advice
  • Protected Species Survey
  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)
  • Preliminary Roost Assessment (PRA)
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
  • Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)
  • Site Appraisals
  • BREEAM and CfSH

Additional Specialist Services include a range of extensive services in the fields of:

  •  Highways and Transport
  •  Flood Risk & Drainage
  •  Land Surveying

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