Government Offices and Regional Development Agencies once offered access to information about the latest government initiatives, changes in policy and the availability of funding. With the closure of these offices such support has been removed at a time when the need to understand the implications of initiatives and the availability to finance has become increasingly important.

Directions Planning Consultancy can advise on the latest Government initiatives, such as the Localism Bill, Tax Increment Finance, Regional Growth Fund and New Homes Bonus Scheme to ensure local authorities capture emerging opportunities.

We can also cut through current uncertainties in the planning system to provide real direction by providing pragmatic advice based on an in-depth understanding of legislative changes.

Our Expertise

Directions Planning Consultancy has experience of working with central government departments and we make it our business to keep in touch with what is going on in the government.

This means our knowledge of the latest Government initiatives and changes in legislation is insightful. We also understand how to get at the heart of emerging policy and initiatives to ensure local authorities are in the best position to make the most of opportunities.

Our particular expertise in drafting, interpreting and influencing planning policy and legislation at a local, regional and national level means local authorities can be assured that we can help find a way to move plan preparation forward based on a robust and credible approach.