The increasing popularity of online retail has fuelled a corresponding need for a supporting logistics and warehouse infrastructure. Firstplan specialise in this sector, advising some of the UK’s leading retailers and developers on all types of logistics development from large-scale storage and distribution centres through to the provision of last mile infrastructure and customer collection facilities.
Firstplan work nation-wide and provide a comprehensive range of services including preparing site appraisals to inform land acquisitions; promoting land through the Local Plan process and securing planning permission for development, whether that be new floorspace, the reconfiguration of existing facilities or the re-negotiation of a permission to suit specific operator requirements. Our work often involves complex projects in sensitive sites including Green Belt land as well as EIA development. Firstplan regularly co-ordinate multi-disciplinary teams of consultants to address all planning issues associated with logistics development including policy, highway, environmental and amenity matters.