October, 2018

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New Team; New Office!

We are excited to announce that Dalcour Maclaren are launching a new Environmental Planning service to strengthen our existing Planning and Development Team.

The new team, who have moved from a national environmental consultancy, will be based in our new Midlands office near Strensham, which opens today. The office is strategically located at the junction of the M5 and M50 providing easy links to Birmingham, Bristol and Wales.

Allison Pritchard will join us as a director to lead the team in January 2019.

Caroline Morris will join us as an Associate Director from 1st November 2018.

Rory Hollings will also join us on 1st November as a Graduate.

The department will provide advice on:

  • Site finding
  • Due diligence
  • Site feasibility
  • Master-planning and constraints identification
  • Promotional work for allocation in development plans
  • Technical Assessment to maximise development oppurtunities
  • Outline planning applications
  • Full planning applications
  • Reserved matters submissions
  • Discharge of conditions
  • Environmental Licencing and permitting

Our specific range of services will include:

  • Ecology assessments and surveys
  • Arboricultural surveys and TPO advice
  • Air Quality assessments
  • Odour assessments
  • Noise assessments
  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments
  • Landscape design
  • Drainage designs and Flood Risk Assessments
  • Archaeological and heritage assessments
  • Agricultural land classification
  • Minerals assessments
  • Environmental Impact Assessments: screening, scoping and preparing Environmental Statements
  • Health impact assessments
  • Waste assessments and site waste management plans
  • Sustainability and energy statements
  • Utility statements and constraints identifications
  • Public rights of way advice

This latest development is yet another example of Dalcour Maclaren striving to continually improve its service and bring added value to our clients. We firmly believe it will lead to a significant expansion in the range of services we can provide to our clients with the specialist knowledge that we continue to build. We will continue to feature updates on what the team are getting up to and the types of projects they are involved with, so stay tuned.

To find out more about the new office, our new departments, or employment opportunities, please contact James Neil on 07767 410 188 or

December, 2018

Where is WATER going?

The first RICS Water Conference welcomed guest speakers covering a range of topics on the changing issues and opportunities surrounding the water sector. Perfect timing, in light of the current political interest in the water sector– recently captured in Michael Gove’s latest speech in response to the draft National Policy Statement which included the headline messages of halving leakage by 2050 and calling for considerable investment in the water sector.

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December, 2018

Rolling out 5G to the masses: Here’s the plan...

5G is the next generation of mobile technology and it’s important because it will create numerous advantages for users and businesses. The government wants the UK to become a world leader in digital infrastructure and this requires us to become a leader in 5G. An incredibly important ambition as people want access to broadband services wherever they live and work.

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November, 2018

APC Success!

As the autumn session of the RICS APC assessments end, we are congratulating our 5 APC candidates from Dalcour Maclaren who are now newly qualified as Chartered Surveyors.

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