About us

We are the leading UK-wide consultancy offering planning advice on the impact of residential development on local education and other relevant infrastructure. Our expertise includes conducting detailed housing development impact assessments on local schools and healthcare, through to producing evidence and appearing as expert witness at planning appeals. We negotiate on behalf of developers, landowners and planning agents with education and planning authorities.

Saving housing developers money :

Our input often leads to considerable savings for developers on planning obligations contributions to local authorities. In the last 12 months we successfully negotiated an average of 47% in reduced contributions for our clients.

Advising developers on education infrastructure provision and phasing :

We provide school buildings and school site area analyses and recommendations. We can conduct analyses of education authorities’ school place planning methodologies. We produce independent school forecasting data for a local area to support the development of a strategic housing site. We can advise on the statutory procedures and processes for establishing new schools for strategic urban extensions.

Our projects cover all scale of residential development - from less than 10 units to over 6,000 units.

Our client list is extensive and includes 14 of the top 20 UK housebuilders by volume.

Please see our services section for further information.

If you feel our services may be of benefit to you, or your clients, please contact us for an informal discussion of your requirements.

England & Wales Office:
Conifers House
Blounts Court Road
Peppard Common
Henley-on-Thames
RG9 5HB

Scotland & N. Ireland Office:
Exchange Place 2
Semple Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8BL

Tel: 0118 978 0091

info@epds-consultants.co.uk

Company number : 07971974

We have consistently high client retention rates -
two-thirds of our new assignment requests come from existing clients.