Government bodies, in their various forms, directly own and manage a great deal of land. Many also rely on securing interests in, or influencing the management of, land owned by others in order to achieve their purposes. Increasingly this depends on building stronger relationships with owners, managers and users and ensuring that high standards of environmental protection and enhancement are met.
We have wide experience of working with a range of public sector bodies involved in the land-based sector including central government departments, agencies, local authorities, national park authorities, AONBs and others.
We can provide strategic and operational advice relating to publicly owned estates, ensuring the effective delivery of environmental and other public priorities with the development of new opportunities and sound commercial management. We can also help design and deliver programmes that work in partnership with private farmers and landowners for mutual, public-private benefit. Other services include policy research and analysis, knowledge transfer and facilitation.
Government organisations we have worked with include:
• Brighton and Hove City Council
• Cheshire East Council
• Cheshire West Council
• Cornwall Enterprise
• Cotswolds Conservation Board
• Countryside Council for Wales
• Environment Agency
• European Commission
• Heritage Lottery Fund
• Huntingdonshire District Council
• Land Use Policy Group
• Manchester City Council
• Natural England
• Peak District National Park Authority
• South Downs Joint Committee
• South West Regional Development Agency
• Staffordshire County Council
• Welsh Government