Housing Need Public Inquiries

Question: How can we secure planning consent for new homes?

Gladman requires clear and rigorous analysis of local area housing need for planning applications, local plan representations and where necessary Section 78 planning appeals throughout the UK. They require expert witnesses to provide robust and defendable evidence.

Solution: detailed market and demographic modelling

The Regeneris team are retained economic and demographic advisors to Gladman. We have produced over 30 separate housing need reports to support their planning applications throughout the UK. We have also provided expert witness input at planning inquiry in circa 15 Gladman applications, working alongside planning consultants and high ranking planning barristers. Our approach is based on rigorous modelling of economic and demographic factors that shape demand for local housing and drive market signals.

Impact: successfully securing consent and unlocking new homes

Planning permission has been granted on a large number of the Regeneris-assisted schemes. Our housing needs analysis has often been the deciding factor in securing permission and has directly led to thousands of new homes being built in areas where they are most needed.

“Gladman has used Darren Wisher and the team at Regeneris for numerous public inquiries and local plan examinations in the last 4 years. They produce clear and robust evidence and are always able to defend it expertly when scrutinised by others”.
Phill Bamford, Planning Manager, Gladman


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