Retail Capacity & Impact Assessments

When applying for retail units, our teams can provide detailed forecasts on capacity and the likely impact to the wider urban infrastructure.

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Support your planning applications with retail capacity & impact assessments

Targeting retail development to existing economic centres and assessing the impacts of retail development has been a long standing government policy requirement. Our team is able to undertake detailed household surveys to obtain up to date information on expenditure helping to maximise the case for development and minimise the impact elsewhere.

We work closely with you using our dedicated team we can carry out a comprehensive research study, including household surveys to gather up to date expenditure predictions, to support applications/proposals over 2500 sq. metres. We can also help developers and local authorities plan and target development in existing retail centres which is a planning policy requirement.

Our Planning Projects


Planning permission for Grade II listed building

The team acted for UCR Construction & Development Ltd in securing full planning permission and listed buildings consent for the conversion of a Grade II Listed Building.


Securing planning permission for Larkfleet homes


Strategic planning for Leicester City waterside regeneration

Marrons Planning provided strategic planning advice for and co-ordinated the multi-disciplinary team on behalf of Charles Street Buildings Group for a £60million major mixed-use development in Leicester’s Waterside area (Great Central Square).


Regeneration project for Orbit Homes

Why work with our Socio Economic team?

A unique 'one stop shop'

Working in conjunction with our established town planning, design and legal teams, we are able to provide our clients with an unrivalled level of integrated advice.

Combining local knowledge from within each of our planning offices

with our national expertise in assessing the need for, and impact of development to focus on issues that are important to the local community, helping to ensure a project’s success.

Led by a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Together, we have significant experience in evidencing housing need, as well as within areas of health, education, leisure, retail, commercial, logistics, and data centres.

Get In Touch

Our planning experts are here to answer any question you might have

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0330 024 0333

How Marrons Planning can help you

We work with the wider client team to identify and model the impact of development on the local economy. Our in-house data and modelling capabilities enable us to evidence shortfalls in existing community facilities provision (including education, health, retail and leisure) and assess the social value of development proposals to the local community.

Through our unique combination of urban design, town planning, socio economic and legal experts, we offer a one stop shop for your requirements – taking you through every stage and reducing the need for external consultants. We co-ordinate the entire process for you, reducing cost and unnecessary delays

Our in-house data and modelling capabilities enable us to evidence shortfalls in existing community facilities provision (including education, health, retail and leisure) and assess the social value of development proposals to the local community.

Introducing Our Team

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Marrons Planning features on Best Companies list

27 May 2022

Planning consultancy Marrons Planning – as part of legal and professional services group Ampa – has been named one of the top 100 best large companies to work for in the UK by Best Companies.

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Green light for 49 new homes following successful planning appeal

19 May 2022

Permission has been granted for the construction of 49 market and affordable homes near Thornton Reservoir, Leicestershire

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Midlands consultancy expands with senior planner hire

9 May 2022

Leading consultancy Marrons Planning is growing its presence in Worcestershire with the appointment of senior planner Reiss Sadler, following a significant uplift in demand for planning services in the county.

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Marrons Planning boosts Birmingham reach

9 May 2022

Marrons Planning has launched a Birmingham office hub, with the transfer of five planning experts to the new location – supporting the planning consultancy’s growing client base in the West Midlands.

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Marrons Planning adds urban design expertise with new appointment

28 April 2022

Midlands planning consultancy Marrons Planning has bolstered its urban design service with the appointment of Jared McQueen-Pullen.

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