Planning Consultancy

Based on the shared desire to become the leading planning consultancy in the UK,  the merging of WSP and Indigo brings together over 270 creative planning professionals, including 115 chartered planners, operating across the property and infrastructure sectors. Indigo’s award-winning experience alongside WSP’s world-class technical expertise will shape a cutting-edge planning discipline at WSP. Our clients benefit from: 
Technical knowledge

Extensive market-leading, technical knowledge across the entire development cycle

Global knowledge

Global knowledge and best practice, gained on some of the UK’s most significant and high-profile projects

Heart of everything

An organisation that puts clients at the heart of everything we do – a global reach with local knowledge


Meet our people

Our integrated team is positioned to provide clients with advice to tackle the issues they face around housing growth, infrastructure development and climate emergency. 

The newly formed Planning Consultancy and Environment Assessment and Management team, headed up by Phil Villars unites town planning expertise with industry leading environmental management capabilities. 

Phil Villars
Head of Planning Consultancy and Environment Assessment & Management Team
United Kingdom
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Doug Hann
Director
United Kingdom
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Sarah Venn
Service Line Director, Environment Assessment & Management Team
United Kingdom
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Nick Belsten
London Director
United Kingdom
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John Brooks
Director
United Kingdom
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David Cassells
Technical Director
United Kingdom
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Clare Hennessey
Infrastructure Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Mathew Mainwaring
Director
United Kingdom
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Sean McGrath
Director
United Kingdom
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Simon Neate
Director
United Kingdom
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Andrew Pepler
Director
United Kingdom
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Sarah Wozencroft
Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Greg Dowden
Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Simon Roberts
Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Dan Jackson
Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Nick Fillingham
Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Aaron Peate
Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Mark Teasdale
Socio-Economics Director
United Kingdom
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Research

Through our collective experience, WSP | Indigo understand that our towns, cities and communities are responding to a complex set of challenges – from the need to reduce carbon emissions, or adapting to meet our changing mobility patterns.   

Take a look at some of our recent campaigns.

Projects

Underpinned by WSP’s Future Ready approach, we anticipate and respond to overlapping environmental pressures and societal trends. We integrate best-practical knowledge into technically robust planning advice.

Luton Town Football Club

"WSP | Indigo have been crucial to guiding the complex schemes at Power Court and Newlands Park through the planning process..."

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Eden Project North

Eden Project North plans to re-imagine Morecambe as a 21st century seaside resort, with pavilions inspiring wonder and...

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St. John's Hill, Clapham

This scheme involves the regeneration of a 1930s housing estate in Clapham, London, into an exemplary 21st century community...

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Planning for an ambitious future

Our Future Ready approach anticipates and responds to overlapping environmental pressures and societal trends, integrating best-practical knowledge into technically robust planning advice which connects housing and infrastructure, creates high-density transport interchanges, improves physical and mental health, drives local productivity, and ultimately, accelerates delivery.
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Contacts across our offices

Birmingham: cathryn.smith@indigoplanning.com 
Leeds: pam.kaur@indigoplanning.com 
London: cathryn.smith@indigoplanning.com 
Manchester: tracey.williams@indigoplanning.com