We use our expertise to help our clients deliver viable developments which satisfy the many competing demands placed on them through the planning system

Environmental Planning and Assessment

Every day, we help major developers get their projects through the planning system as smoothly as possible. We keep their projects on track by assessing, advising on and planning for environmental issues from inception through to operation. We liaise seamlessly with your teams and with local authorities and regulators, minimising costs and delays over the lifetime of projects.

And when we need specialist advice – on anything from newts to archaeological deposits – we call on our extensive network of expert consultants to keep your project moving.

We offer a number of different environmental project management and co-ordination services to clients from a broad range of sectors.

Overview of our services

Our in-house team has a strong track record of helping to deliver planning consents for complex sites and developments requiring Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). We offer a complete, efficient and expert service that time after time protects our clients from unnecessary cost and delay, and allows authorities to make quick, well-informed decisions.

Even when a project doesn’t require EIA, we can help to draft documentation and manage and review the work of technical consultants as part of the planning application. This can cover areas including population and socio-economics, ecology and biodiversity, geoenvironmental, flood risk, archaeology and built heritage, transport, noise and vibration, air quality and odour, landscape, townscape and visual effects – as well as sunlight, daylight, overshadowing and wind.

We also provide these services:

  • Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
  • Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Marine licensing
  • Reviewing and discharging planning conditions
  • Construction and post-construction environmental management and monitoring

Our experience


We work predominantly with private developers – but also with public sector organisations and charities. Our clients include:

  • Anderson Group
  • Ballymore Group
  • Barratt London
  • Blackstone
  • Catalyst Housing Group
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Crown Estate 
  • Dandara
  • General Motors
  • John Lewis
  • Kier Homes
  • London Borough of Camden
  • Londonewcastle
  • Mouchel Babcock Education Services 
  • Peabody Trust
  • Premier Marinas  
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Track records

Peabody Trust
Abbey Wood & South Thamesmead, London Borough of Bexley

Appointed to manage and coordinate the EIAto accompany the planning application(s) for the first phase of the redevelopment of the Thamesmead Estate, which was recently given London Housing Zone status. The first application(s) will look to deliver approx. 2,000 residential units, in addition to commercial and retail floorspace, across four distinct sites.

General Motors
Chaul End Vehicle Storage Centre, Luton

Managed and coordinated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Energy Strategy for the redevelopment of the underutilised Chaul End Vehicle Storage Centre for over 300 residential units as well as 500 sq m of community facilities.

Anderson Group
Erith Quarry, London

Managed and coordinated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the redevelopment of a former quarry and landfill site for up to 600 residential units, a three form entry primary school and complementary commercial floor space.


Premier Marinas
Falmouth Marina, Falmouth, Cornwall

Appointed to manage and coordinate the marine licence application for offshore dredging works within the marina demise. The project aims to create 24 hour tidal access for all existing berths within the marina demise, as well as additional berths.


  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Marine
  • Energy
  • Transportation

Recent news

CBRE UK achieves external accreditation for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services

CBRE UK are the latest registrants on the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s EIA Quality Mark scheme.

The EIA Quality Mark scheme provides independent accreditation of our EIA services and demonstrates our commitment to effective EIA practice.

We have a strong track record of assisting clients secure planning consent for large-scale development projects.


Related services

Sustainable Engineering
Environmental Consultancy



“We understand how environmental issues relate to many moving parts of the project. It means we can identify opportunities to reduce costs and delays.”

Tom Wells, Associate Director


Tom Wells

Building Consultancy - Engineering Services

Tom Wells

T: +44 20 7182 2175

Patrick Little

Senior Environmental Consultant
Building Consultancy - Engineering Services

Patrick Little

T: +44 207182 3313