Brett Coles


Senior Director


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

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

Brett has around 25 years’ experience of town planning, landscape, urban design and masterplanning on a wide range of residential, mixed use and commercial 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 landscape witness at Planning Inquires. Brett has a particular specialism in landscape led masterplanning and project managing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) .

Varied development projects, where Brett has provided landscape and masterplanning expertise, have included residential led schemes at Lutterworth (3,000 new homes); Buckingham (1,300 new homes – which included the production of Design Codes); Stratford upon Avon (1,000 new homes and extensive green infrastructure in the vicinity of the Grade I listed Anne Hathaway’s cottage); and Cranbrook New Town, Exeter (3,000 + homes). Brett is working on two of the Government’s ‘Garden Villages’: Spitalgate Heath, Grantham, and Infinity Park, Derby, as well as being involved with North West Bicester ‘Eco-Town’.

From an employment and commercial perspective Brett has expertise in distribution and logistic warehouse developments to include projects at Bridgwater, Cleckheaton, and Stockton-on-Tees. Commercial schemes have included IKEA stores at Reading, Exeter and Greenwich.

Brett has expertise as an EIA project manager, and this has included North East Bridgwater (Morrison Regional Distribution Centre and 2,200 new homes); Lutterworth (mixed used development to include 3,000 homes); and Grantham (Designer Outlet Retail Village).

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, Aylesbury Design Code which featured as an exemplar scheme within the Milton Keynes & South Midlands Sustainable Communities Guide (2005).