Felsham Planning & Development was established in 2004 by Philip Neaves and Lynne Campbell. Felsham is a niche firm which provides the level of service of a large consultancy but with an added guarantee of a personal service tailored to the client’s needs.
Felsham’s ethos is to establish with the client at the outset their needs and wants and to provide a bespoke strategy to deliver those objectives.
Philip Neaves has over 25 years’ experience in planning and development consultancy in Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom and has advised on some of the U.K.’s largest development projects.
Between 1994 and 2012, Philip Neaves was head of planning and development in Scotland and the North of England for GL Hearn, Chesterton, RPS and CBRE. In 1994 Philip was responsible for establishing GL Hearn’s Scottish planning service. Philip revived and expanded the planning services of both Chesterton and CBRE and was Executive Director for RPS in Scotland, responsible for the delivery of environmental, development and related services by a team of over 70 people.
In addition to Philip Neaves’ consultancy work he holds the following non-executive appointments:
• Trustee of Chesterton Pension Fund, 2002 to date
• Chairman of Leith Theatre Trust, 2008 to date – a charity that seeks to bring Leith Theatre back into viable use
• Board Member of Port of Leith Housing Association, 2011 to date
• Chair of Persevere Developments Ltd, the private sector subsidiary of Port of Leith Housing Association, 2011 to date
Lynne is a development consultant with extensive experience in advising on the use and development of land and provides a full range of planning and development expertise. She is a chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) with 20 years experience in the development industry.
Lynne has experience of working in the public sector, in private practice in multiple planning consultancies like GL Hearn, Chesterton, and RPS and in-house in the client sector.
In managing a land and planning department of a company she undertook:-
• Management of team and project consultants throughout the UK;
• Strategic development and delivery of a multiple site acquisition and planning permission program;
• Stakeholder liaison and communication at community and government level;
• Public Consultation strategy and implementation;
• Coordination of a site construction and delivery program;
• Site investigation and evaluation;
• Assessment of company requirements with integration into evaluation and consenting process;
• Research for and preparation of planning applications and associated consents;
• Strategy & option evaluation throughout consenting process;
• Local & National development plan policy liaison & negotiation to ensure industry support;
• Negotiation of planning conditions and development implementation; and
• Implementation, compliance & monitoring of planning consents.
Lynne delivered a development program enabling the acquisition of in excess of 60 sites with planning permission and related consents throughout the UK in an 14 month period. A land development program was also achieved for acquisition of sites and planning permission was achieved. Strong stakeholder relations are key to the success of delivery of a land and planning development program. Community integration and relations are a focus from the outset of a project.