Context's goal is to enable high quality sustainable development that will benefit both current and future communities.
With a background in the planning industry, we know that planning need not be adversarial; development proposals should be built upon consensus between all interested parties; communities, councils, architects, property experts, landowners and developers.
Our collaborations with diverse and innovative partners facilitate responsible and sustainable development.
Together we build a framework that enables developments that are not only beneficial to landowners and developers, but also the the communities they will be a part of.
National housing shortage
The shortfall in housing affects every council in England. We aim to deliver homes in the right locations.
Planning is risky
Submitting a planning application can be costly & protracted. By funding schemes we believe in, Context reduces this risk & helps open up suitable development locations.
The best team
We collaborate with innovative, responsible property professionals creating positive partnerships working towards a common goal.
We secure planning permissions that benefit both landowners and the wider community.
Example projects that our professional team have worked on:
We are promoting a site in North Fambridge, Essex for a mixed‐use development of more than 1000 dwellings. Such a development would deliver significant social and economic infrastructure that would benefit the wider area and meet the principles of sustainable development.
We are promoting a site for approximately 90 market and affordable dwellings in Halstead, Essex. As part of this process we have made submissions to the Issues and Scoping document, which will inform the future production of a Local Plan for Braintree District Council. Halstead is an historic town located in the northern part of the[…]
Our planning consultants, Plainview Planning, provided full planning consultancy support to ULiving and the University of Gloucestershire on an exciting scheme to regenerate Pittville Campus in Cheltenham, turning a dilapidated and underused site into an attractive 791 bed Student Village. The final decision at Committee saw the scheme approved by 9 votes to 6 and planning[…]
Our planning consultants, Plainview Planning, won an appeal for 4 self-build homes in Horsham, West Sussex. The striking, contemporary dwellings were designed by Buchanan Partnership. A written representation appeal was lodged with the Planning Inspectorate, along with an application for costs due to the unreasonable behaviour of the local council. Due to the strength of[…]
Our planning consultants, Plainview Planning, have been promoting a site to the east of Wincanton for up to 100 homes. The proposed scheme would provide an appropriate development that would significantly enhance the sustainability of Wincanton and utilise its strategic position to the east of the town centre. The main benefits of the development proposals include: Provision of market[…]
Following extensive negotiation with Maldon District Council, two planning applications were approved at Planning Committee. The two schemes will create 105 market and affordable dwellings and 1,000 sq m of commercial and community floorspace. Both applications relate to land outside the defined settlement boundary, but we were able to demonstrate that the Council’s planning policies are[…]
Plainview Planning, our retained planning consultants, promoted a site for a multimillion-pound scheme to create a regional distribution centre and business park near the A23, at Hickstead, Sussex. The site at Northlands Farm has many benefits and has generated a lot of local interest, with 17 businesses having already enquired about freehold opportunities. Its convenient location is[…]
Our planning consultants, Plainview Planning, successfully secured planning permission for a new care home in Bexley, London. Working in conjunction with BHD Architects and Gateway TSP we managed to allay local fears over the massing of the scheme and highway access. The scheme provides 66 beds which goes some way to easing the local demand for elderly[…]
At Context we are focussed on:
Building sustainable communities
We care about enabling the creation of sustainable communities and work hard to ensure that we bring forward the right scheme in the right location.
Ensuring a design-led approach
We want to be proud of our schemes. We strongly believe that good design and sensible densities do not need to negatively impact on end values.
Delivering the best exit route
Selling to the highest bidder is not always the right option. We work closely with a wide range of developers and can ensure we find the right fit for your site.
Maximising development value
This is our common goal with you, and at the heart of all our decision making. We work tirelessly to deliver the very best planning permission for you.