Recent Announcements

Atriarc Planning shortlisted in the RTPI 2020 Planning Excellence Awards

posted by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated ]

It gives us great pleasure to announce; Atriarc Planning has been shortlisted in the national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) awards for 2020, in the small planning consultancy category. 

About the Awards

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence continue to recognise best practice by highlighting exceptional examples of planning and celebrating the contribution that planners and planning make to society. These high-profile awards are the most established and respected in our sector. For over 40 years, these prestigious awards have rewarded the brightest talent in the profession, helping to transform economies, environments and communities.



Director of Atriarc Planning - Wayne Reynolds said: "The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. It is a great honour to be shortlisted for the final and see the consultancy recognised amongst our peers as one of the leading independent consultancies at a national level. We may be small but the service we offer - whether for a single house extension, through to a multi million pound scheme - always aims to provide the highest standards of practice and exceptional service. We look forward to continuing working with clients (big and small) to ensure our clients aspirations and needs are met, whilst navigating the planning, design and environmental process"


RTPI President Sue Manns FRTPI said: “Many congratulations to all the finalists at this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence, representing the very best of our profession from not only all the RTPI’s regions and nations but also from countries around the globe.


“These outstanding projects, teams and individuals show how planning can have a positive effect on our communities and the environment and how planners can use their expertise and enthusiasm to create inclusive, happy and healthy places and spaces for ourselves and for future generations.


“I wish them all the best of the luck at the ceremony on 30 April.”



Andrew Jones MRTPI, Practice Leader Design Planning + Economics at AECOM, said: "AECOM is proud to once again be a headline sponsor of this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists are a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which demonstrate the breadth of the impact the profession has on quality place making and delivery in the built environment."



David Jackson MRTPI, Head of Planning at Savills, said: "Savills is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists reflect the positive impact planning has on our communities and wider society across the UK, Ireland and internationally through exemplary projects, plans and people."



A full list of the shortlisted companies and categories is available on the RTPI websiteThe winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 30 April 2020.

The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers. It supports its members – over 25,000 worldwide - throughout their careers.

Notification of pre-planning consultation, Lawrenny

posted 18 Jun 2018, 03:43 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated ]

Following on from an earlier public consultation in March 2017, the proposed development at Lawrenny home farm - for a mixed-use residential project - has been updated to include a further provision for affordable housing as part of the development, as part of ongoing negotiations with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire Council affordable housing officers and the Local Affordable Housing Association. 

The revised development now proposes 39 residential units, including 7 affordable houses, 6 of which are proposed within a small area of land adjoining the main development site, within an existing paddock area. The wider scheme proposing the circa 7 rural, live-work offices, biomass district heating system and associated infrastructure upgrades will also be provided. For further details on the revised scheme and to register for ongoing updates, please visit the following link to the main consultation page via Lawrenny Public Consultation.

2017 - 2018 Update

posted 3 Apr 2018, 09:15 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated ]

2017 was an extremely busy year, with successful developments going through planning for a number of clients right along the M4 through to London, Southampton and up in to the Midlands (for our larger retained clients). Our work varied from Strategic Land Reviews for a national UK charity, advising on strategic land options and disposal matters, planning submissions for bespoke major and minor housing developments (private and commercial developers), review of legal planning documents (S106 and Unilateral Undertakings), through to presenting land for development as part of the candidate site process in Wales. 

Some of our planning applications included, new dwellings, commercial buildings, Change of Use for a Care Home, the development of a Glamping site to extend hotel accommodation, flat conversions, barn conversions and general house extensions. On many of the schemes we were not just acting as planning consultants but also as designers to bring forward sites through the planning and pre-construction process.

Phase one of one of our major sites in Lawrenny, seeing the relocation and redevelopment of an organic dairy, was also presented to Pembrokeshire National Park. The planning application received unanimous planning approval from the National Park planning committee in early November. A select few images are provided below from in house plans. The redevelopment of the former farm site - for a mixed-use housing scheme with biomass district heating system - is currently being finalised and due for submission shortly.

At the end of 2017, Wayne Reynolds also joined the Dyfed branch committee of the Country Landowners Association to seek to input into emerging policy and discourse at a national level, to promote development and land management in Wales. As part of this role, Wayne presented at a national Housing debate to discuss rural housing policy in Wales, as well as reflect on how wider urban complexities of development need to be taken into account in terms of infrastructure planning and provision.

2018 is shaping up to be a busy year with numerous planning applications underway as well as candidate site submissions in progress as part of the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire Development plan reviews. NB Don't miss the closing dates at the end of May and mid June! For more information please contact Wayne Reynolds on 01994 220667 or 07855 646586.

Notification of pre-planning Consultation in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire

posted 15 Mar 2017, 17:16 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated 15 Mar 2017, 17:18 ]

Following a recent press release, it gives us great pleasure to announce the launch of our formal pre-planning consultation for the proposed relocation of the organic farm in Lawrenny (off Broadlane) and the subsequent redevelopment of the existing farm site, to construct; 33 residential dwellings; 7 office units; a biomass district heating system, and; associated infrastructure upgrades on the former farm site within the existing village, as part of the circa £7million scheme.
For further information on the scheme, please visit the Lawrenny Consultation web page ( electronic consultation plans have been made available for review. For further details or queries in respect of the proposed development, please contact Wayne Reynolds on 01994 220667 or via email

Atriarc Planning Shortlisted in National CLA Awards

posted 23 Aug 2016, 09:33 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated 5 Sep 2016, 15:10 ]
It gives us great pleasure to announce; Atriarc Planning has been shortlisted in the National CLA, Rural Business Awards 2016, in the Professional Services Business category.

About the Awards
The aim of the Rural Business Awards is to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector. Further information is available at and the CLA website

Wayne Reynolds, Director 
"The award shortlisting is recognition of all the hard work put into the company, growing our practice from a regional focus, to become a nationally recognised independent consultancy - in just four and a half years! Our growth and continued success is enshrined in our company remit, to provide clear and concise advice, to ensure our client aspirations can be realised."

A full list of the shortlisted companies and categories is available at Rural Business Awards 2016 Finalists

August 2016 - Wales Farmer - Atriarc Planning Consultants

posted 23 Aug 2016, 09:16 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated 23 Aug 2016, 09:16 ]

The Brexit debate continues to be a hot topic in the property sector and domestically, as landowners seek to consider the implications of the vote earlier in the year. In this months article we review preliminary findings to see how the property and planning sector have faired in the last few months.

A copy of the article is presented below or for further information please contact Wayne Reynolds on 01994 220667 or

July 2016 - Wales Farmer - Atriarc Planning Consultants

posted 23 Aug 2016, 09:03 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated 23 Aug 2016, 09:04 ]

In this months Wales Farmer, Atriarc Planning offers an insight into issues around farm buildings and business Use in the Countryside. 

A copy of the article is presented below or for further information please contact Wayne Reynolds on 01994 220667 or

Lawrenny Public Consultation Launched

posted 22 Jul 2016, 06:58 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated 14 Mar 2017, 12:33 ]

Plans for one of our client sites in Pembrokeshire have recently be unveiled at a community public consultation event held in Lawrenny village hall, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, on Tuesday 19th July 2016. The plans propose to relocate the existing organic dairy farm to the north-west of the village and redevelop the current site for circa 33 eco-dwellings, 7 studio offices and a biomass district heating system. Further consultations will be held as the scheme is developed. In the interim the preliminary plans and display boards are available via

For any queries in relation to the proposed scheme please contact Wayne Reynolds on or 01994 220667.

June 2016 - Western Telegraph - Atriarc Planning Consultants

posted 11 Jul 2016, 16:10 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated 11 Jul 2016, 16:10 ]

For the month of June, our regular Wales Farmer article was included in the property section of the Western Telegraph (part of Newsquest Media). 

We often advise clients in England and Wales. Whilst professionally we are well versed in the two systems, it does sometimes lead to confusion for clients at the early stage of a project. In this article we provide a basic overview of how the two systems vary to help overcome some of the confusion. A copy of the article is presented below or for further information please contact Wayne Reynolds on 01994 220667 or

May 2016 - Wales Farmer - Atriarc Planning Consultants

posted 11 Jul 2016, 16:01 by Wayne Reynolds   [ updated 11 Jul 2016, 16:02 ]

In the May edition of the Wales Farmer, Wayne Reynolds looks into issues around temporary and moveable structures and two recent important High Court judgements. A copy of the pre-view article is presented below or for further information please contact Wayne Reynolds on 01994 220667 or

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