Town Planning, also knwon as urban planning, is the process of development control of existing and new developments, land resources, infrastructure, and services. Town Planning involves the shaping of the built environment and the communities where we live, work and play, and is at the forefront in guiding how future development is to be managed.
The aim is to improve quality of life and create vibrant communities. Town Planning is a dynamic process that changes in response to policy, development proposals and local needs. It involves facilitating new developments, revitalising existing buildings, public spaces, conservation of places of heritage, and balancing needs of communities, the natural environment cultural significance, and economic sustainability.
Town Planners deal with developments as diverse as housing, energy, health, education, communications, leisure, tourism and transport by navigating the often complex legalities and policies of the planning system in order to obtain the required approvals from local authorities.
Statutory Planning is the part of the town planning process concerned with the regulation and management of changes to land use and development. This less glamorous side of property development, can be extremely time consuming and filled with uncertainty for aspiring applicants. This is the type of planning FORMCSAPE excels at and is eager to assist with.