Planning Consultancies Predict Strong Growth in Residential Planning

24 Jan 16:00 by

According to figures published in the Planning Consultancy Survey 2017, consultancies predict that demand for advice on residential planning will continue to show strong  growth in the year ahead.

Greenfield and brownfield housing consultancy sectors grew by nine per cent and seven per cent respectively in the past year, and they are tipped by survey respondents to be the top-performing development sectors again in 2018.

Commercial and leisure developments are not far behind, both predicted to see 6 per cent growth and also planning consultants expect energy to perform slightly better in 2018, predicting growth to rise to three per cent.  David Jackson, Savills' head of planning, says that, though there has been a "drop off in activity" in renewable energy in the past year, looking ahead he expects "continued investment in the energy sector".

Click here for:  The Planning Consultancy Survey 2017: Overview

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