The role and function Oxalis perform depends on the needs of our clients and the nature of the project. Mostly we take the lead in coordinating the preparation, promotion and delivery of development schemes, often from inception through to delivery.
We work with a range of landowners and developers to promote land through the plan preparation process. This process can often take several years from start to finish and relies on clear and persuasive planning arguments alongside good and effective relationships with Local Planning Authorities and other key consultees, as well as an understanding of the influence of local and national politics in planning decisions.
We regularly play an active role in Local Plan examinations, both through written representations, and by attending at examination hearings to influence the plan-making process.
Examples have included major residential and mixed use urban extensions, as well as strategic employment sites and smaller scale residential schemes. Please see our Case Studies.
Some landowners come to us with a site keen to understand the opportunities and potential it may offer. As part of land promotion and planning applications we usually lead the masterplanning process, bringing in other consultants and specialists as required.
We regularly see projects through from the earliest stages of inception; we coordinate the preparation and submission of planning applications and secure the planning permissions required to enable them to be delivered.
We work with and coordinate teams of other consultants across a range of technical fields, acting as the lead consultant on behalf of clients. We more often than not take the lead and manage the whole process of political engagement and public consultation. Given the high proportion of large sites and projects our work often involves the preparation of Environmental Statements as part of major planning applications.
We have played a leading role on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, including the East Midlands Gateway (now under construction) and many large scale residential and commercial schemes.
However, our portfolio of projects includes many smaller sites which bring a range of other challenges and issues to the fore. We are actively involved in sites which require Green Belt release and those being considered as part of Neighbourhood Plans.
See Case Studies for examples of the type of project we work on.
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