Planning Consultancy

Based on the shared desire to become the leading planning consultancy in the UK, WSP acquired Indigo Planning in 2020 to bring together over 270 creative planning professionals, including 115 chartered planners, operating across the property and infrastructure sectors. This brought together Indigo Planning’s award-winning experience alongside WSP’s world-class technical expertise to deliver a cutting-edge planning discipline at WSP. 

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 the Team

Our integrated team is positioned to provide clients with advice to tackle the issues they face around housing growth, infrastructure development and climate emergency. Positioned alongside our Environment Assessment and Management team, we unite town planning and infrastructure expertise sits alongside 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
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Sarah Venn
Service Line Director, Environment Assessment & Management Team
United Kingdom
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Nick Belsten
London Director
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John Brooks
Director
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David Cassells
Technical Director
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Mathew Mainwaring
Director
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Sean McGrath
Director
United Kingdom
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Simon Neate
Director
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Andrew Pepler
Director
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Sarah Wozencroft
Planning Director
United Kingdom
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Greg Dowden
Planning Director
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Simon Roberts
Planning Director
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Dan Jackson
Planning Director
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Nick Fillingham
Planning Director
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Aaron Peate
Planning Director
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Research

Through our collective experience, we 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.

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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@wsp.com
Leeds: cathryn.smith@wsp.com
London: cathryn.smith@wsp.com
Manchester: tracey.williams@wsp.com