Ed Britton

Planning and Development Consultant

Assistant Director

Ed Britton

The Hanover Building

Corporation Street


United Kingdom

M4 4AH

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Ed specialises in leading the planning stages of multi phase major projects and advises a range of public and private sector clients and can manage large teams of technical consultants to deliver project objectives within clearly defined timescales. Ed is based in Manchester, but has also worked extensively across Greater London and South East, Leeds and Sheffield.

Highlights of recent experience:

  • Regeneration Frameworks - Ed has been and continues to be involved in the production of evidence led Regeneration Frameworks, which establish key development principles and masterplan objectives for large regeneration projects, often requiring extensive coordination and mediation between multiple landowners and stakeholders. Ed has recently delivered two such frameworks, including Old Saint Mary’s Parsonage.
  • Sheffield Central Area Strategy – Ed led on the production of the Sheffield Central Area Strategy, which will ultimately form part of the emerging Local Plan. The commission brief is to produce an evidence-led regeneration framework for the Central Area, which facilitates the acceleration of housing delivery, whilst also making recommendations for public sector intervention and strategic decisions relating to other uses. The project required extensive stakeholder consultation, with external organisations, politicians and Council Officers.
  • Didsbury Technology Park; Manchester – Provides planning, EIA and consultation strategy advice for this major multi-phase mixed use development proposal. The masterplan strategy requires the testing of masterplan parameters, within which detailed planning applications could be brought forward. The approach has afforded the client accelerated delivery of the first Phases and flexibility for future phases without the need to secure Outline permission. The planning strategy effectively met the differing requirements of multiple landowners and stakeholders, and also oversaw the effective consultation strategy required to ensure all the complexities of the masterplan strategy were clearly communicated to all consultees.
  • Vauxhall Square; London Borough of Lambeth - Ed helped to secure planning permission for this major mixed use development at the heart of the regeneration of Nine Elms, including two 50 storey residential towers, commercial space, hotels, public realm and a sheltered accommodation hostel. Considering the strategically important location and public interest, extensive stakeholder engagement was required throughout the project, as well as a rigorously tested Environmental impact Assessment.
Ed Britton