Brett Coles




B.A.(Hons), DipLA, DipTP.

Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • Member of the Landscape Institute

Brett has around 20 years’ experience of town planning, landscape, urban design and masterplanning expertise on a wide range of residential, mixed use and retail developments across the UK. This has included promoting sites through the planning system, coordinating outline, full and reserved matters applications and acting as an expert witness at inquires. Brett has a particular specialism on large scale residential led masterplanning projects and this has included managing and coordinating Environmental Statements, as well as preparing Masterplans, Design Codes and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments.

Brett led FPCR’s public realm work at Leicester which formed part of a wider regeneration of the city centre that was recognised by a Walking & Public Realm Award at the National Transport Awards (2009), and was the author of the Weedon Hill Design Code which featured as an exemplar scheme within the Milton Keynes & South Midlands Sustainable Communities Guide (2005).

Varied masterplanning projects have included the development of 2,000 new homes, schools and employment land as part of a ‘Garden Village’ at Bishops Stortford, the delivery of 1,300 new homes at Buckingham – which has included the production of Design Codes- and 1,000 new homes and extensive community parks and habitat creation in the vicinity of the Grade I listed Anne Hathaway’s cottage at Stratford upon Avon.

Brett has expertise as an EIA project manager and this has included overseeing a range of EIA projects to include mixed use employment led developments such as the Morrison Regional Distribution Centre and 2,200 new homes at Bridgwater, sustainable urban extensions such as 1,000 new homes on the edge of Worcester, and retail developments to include a 45,000 m2 designer outlet retail village at Grantham.