Severn Trent Water AMP5 - Southern Area

Severn Trent Water AMP5 - Southern Area

As Severn Trent Water's retained planning consultants for their Asset Management Programme 5, we provide all the planning services in this area including the West Midlands conurbation, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and parts of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire. Over the last three years we've carried out over 70 planning applications on their behalf. 

As part of the contract, we provide planning expertise to help STW deliver their statutory functions. This includes advising on the requirement for planning permission, submitting planning applications, and scheme design to maximise permitted development - including challenging the approach of local authorities who may sometimes try to insist on planning applications for developments that are quite clearly permitted.

Where an application is required, we prepare, submit and manage it through the development control process. This often involves pre-application discussions with the planning authority and liaising with STW's design contractors to make sure they're aware of the information requirements at an early stage to avoid delays. We then manage the discharge of any conditions and carry out site inspections to make sure that the development as built is in line with the permission.