Who we are

Place Services is the leading public sector provider of environmental assessment, planning, design and management services. Our purpose is to help public sector organisations to deliver their role in sustainable development by conserving and enhancing the natural, historic and built environment and by achieving well-designed places.  In doing so we achieve sustainable outcomes for the environment, whilst achieving value for money, and shared priorities for better places.

Our combination of specialist skills and experience means that we are uniquely qualified to help organisations meet the requirements of the planning process, create practical design solutions and deliver environmental stewardship. We add lasting value to the people and places we work with.

With a thorough and demonstrable understanding of environmental decision making within the public sector, we combine our public sector know-how with a competitive business approach and in doing so partner and support over 60 local authorities within Essex, the east of England, London, the South East, and East Midlands.

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, with a loyal and growing client base.  We offer a multi-disciplinary team, including Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Historic Environment Advisors, Ecologists, Arboriculturists, Conservation and Community Engagement Specialists. We have a strong reputation for high quality work undertaken by knowledgeable, and skilled professionals.

Collaboration is a key value – we see ourselves as an extension of our clients team, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas to help officers, councillors and all stakeholders gain focused outcomes and maximum value for money.

With strong partnerships alongside a number of key specialist groups within Essex County Council, including highways and flood management, as well as our well established network of freelance associates, Place Services insightful position enables us to add significant value when improving the operation of the planning process.

We are astutely aware of how the public sector can benefit from a business like approach as an effective and efficient way of working. Through our own experience we can assist local authorities to work with change in a truly pragmatic way.

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