Fortismere Associates is a small consultancy. We work with public sector clients – both local and central government – to make the planning process work well and bring real benefits to local communities.

We provide practical support to:
  • assist local planning authorities in preparing Local Plans
  • help communities develop their Neighourhood Plans
  • ensure efficient development management
  • promote good design

We work throughout the country to provide expertise, training and capacity building for local government members, officers and others involved in the planning process. We are experts in building partnerships, facilitation, negotiation and mediation – and also in involving local communities.

At national level, our work for government and the Planning Advisory Service is contributing to the development of guidance and best practice.

We work closely with each client to understand their particular needs and to refine the brief. We then adapt our services and bring on board a team with the right expertise and skills to get the best results.