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Our planning team research the specific considerations of your site and its constraints and opportunities. We work collaboratively to create an effective planning application for your project that has the best possible chance of approval.

Our services include:

  • Planning feasibility
  • Initial site appraisals
  • Design and access statements
  • Planning appeals
  • Site promotion
  • Public consultations
  • Site constraints & opportunity plans
  • Project management
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Discharge of planning conditions
  • Permitted development/prior approval

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Corylus has a vast range of experience and success within the energy and renewables sector. Working with industry leaders within the renewable field, we have taken projects from initial appraisal through to implementation on site. We have worked on various energy generation schemes from wind turbines and solar arrays through to the next generation of battery technologies and innovative waste to energy projects. We can advise on all aspects of the planning and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes providing a complete planning service for the energy sector.

Our services include:

  • Siting and design
  • Full range of planning services
  • Landscape and visual impact assessments
  • Complete range of hydrology services
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Biodiversity enhancement and net gain strategies
  • Ecological services, surveys and monitoring
  • Landscape management strategies
  • Land owner advice

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Corylus has a plethora of experience in Hydrology. We advise landowners who are at risk of flooding and provide specialist consultancy services to those who are seeking to develop in areas at risk of flooding.

Our multi-disciplinary team advises on the statutory requirements relating to flood risk and drainage. This helps ensure these requirements are considered throughout the design process. Enabling full integration into the overall scheme from the outset, allows us to provide a robust and comprehensive service to all of our clients.

We advise a number of prestigious developments that lie within areas at risk of flooding and require the highest quality in hydrology solutions and designs. Clients choose to work with us repeatedly, appreciating the high quality of our output and collaborative consultancy approach to each project.

Our Services include:

  • Flood risk/consequence assessments for all sectors of developments
  • Design of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) schemes
  • River modelling
  • Flood protection and mitigation including property level protection
  • Expert witness in water related disputes
  • Design of hydrological monitoring systems

Our design team work collaboratively with our Planners and Landscape Architects to create well-balanced designs. With specialisms in the residential and leisure sector, we seek to design responsive and inspirational architecture that provides you with a concept that inspires and excites.

Our services include:

  • Full range of services for RIBA stages 0-7
  • Design briefs and concept proposals
  • Feasibility studies and site analysis
  • Cost estimations
  • Graphic presentations
  • 3D CGI renders and video
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
  • Specification writing
  • Project tendering
  • Contractor negotiations

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Our multi-disciplinary design team work hard to meet the high expectations of our clients, while ensuring the commercial and operational viability of our urban and leisure designs. All of our masterplans provide intelligent solutions that take great care and consideration of each site’s unique characteristics and sensitivities.

Our services include:

  • Concept proposals and scheme design
  • Feasibility studies and site analysis
  • Urban landscape design
  • 3D CGI renders and video

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Our team have worked with landowners to develop a number of highly successful leisure developments throughout the UK including The Lakes by Yoo, Europe’s most successful holiday home development. We can take a scheme from concept through to on site delivery of your leisure project. We will also work with the local community to ensure a smooth delivery of the project.

Our services include:

  • Site appraisals
  • Masterplanning and development concepts
  • Public consultation
  • Planning application
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Project implementation

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Landscape Architecture

Corylus is a design-led practice with particular expertise in landscape architecture. We believe that one of the key elements for any successful development is the realisation and implementation of innovative landscape designs that provide a ‘sense of place’, whilst respecting the inherent qualities and character of the existing environment. We offer a comprehensive range of full landscape design services encompassing all sizes of development from intimate garden design through to large scale infrastructure projects.

We also provide ongoing landscape maintenance strategy services, with some of our management projects still going after 14 years!

Our services include:

  • Design briefs and feasibility studies
  • Landscape masterplanning
  • Landscape and visual impact assessments
  • Sketch schemes and conceptual designs for consultation
  • Quarry restoration
  • Habitat creation and biodiversity enhancement
  • Detailed design – hard and soft landscaping
  • Specification writing and production of bills of quantities
  • Contract tendering and contract administration
  • Formal certification for implemented works

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Minerals & Recycling

What sets Corylus apart is our substantial expertise and experience in planning and environmental issues within the minerals, waste and recycling industries. Many of our team have worked within the minerals and waste sector and can provide expert advice through all aspects of development, from strategic planning and environmental impact assessment, through to detailed design and implementation.

Our services include:

  • Full planning services
  • Minerals and Waste Development Framework (MWDF) representation
  • Pre-application consultations
  • Preparation and co-ordination of environmental impact assessments
  • Project management of development teams
  • Quarry design and landscape impact mitigation schemes
  • Graphics and 3D visualisations
  • Landscape and visual impact assessment
  • Negotiation of legal agreements
  • Quarry restoration and landscape reclamation
  • Habitat creation and biodiversity enhancement
  • Detailed land-form design and planting schemes for implementation
  • Administration of large scale earthworks and landscape contracts
  • Aftercare schemes and landscape maintenance contracts
  • Public consultation and exhibitions
  • Appeals and public inquiries
  • After use development schemes

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Located in the grounds of Stowell Park Estate in Gloucestershire, Corylus Planning and Environmental Ltd was founded in 2005 by Company Director Phillip Duncan. Since then our team has steadily grown into a diverse multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy; working on some of the most prestigious projects in the country.

Successfully managing challenging planning applications is what we excel in. We accommodate all categories and sizes of project nationwide and offer friendly service with outstanding success rates.

In addition to our in-house experts we have long-standing relationships with our enviable network of specialist consultants including Ecologists, Hydrologists, expert Landscapers and many more at our fingertips. This enables us to offer our clients a comprehensive and holistic approach, drawing on our combined knowledge and experience to offer the best service possible.

Our long-standing clients choose to work with us time and time again, appreciating our pragmatic approach and proven track record in delivering cost effective design solutions.

Our highly skilled team have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you realise your project and guide you through the planning process.

Researching the particulars of your site and its constraints and opportunities, we engage with the community, consult specialists, and work with our design team to create an effective proposal that meets all of your needs and requirements for the project.

We have the expertise to take your project from concept through to completion, guiding you through the statutory processes, making it simple and easy to understand. We have an outstanding planning success rate, even on some of the most difficult sites in the UK.


01285 721072 | info@corylus-ltd.co.uk
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