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215a High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1RU

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Welcome to BPS Chartered Surveyors

Over more than 20 years BPS has grown to become established as one of the leading niche practices advising the public sector. We are committed to delivering a high quality personal service to all our clients, whilst also providing value for money. BPS has advised more than 70 local authorities and other public sector agencies and is currently retained by over 30 authorities. The majority of our clients are located in London, the South East and East of England, which gives us a particularly strong track record in these markets.

We are committed to providing:-

  • A personal service
  • Independence
  • Tailored Expertise
  • Continuity



We are fully conversant with research and analysis of complex development appraisals. This is a key aspect of major planning applications and increasingly an important factor in securing the delivery of affordable housing and other planning obligations. We offer:

  • Sensitivity analysis and detailed interpretation of developer proposals
  • Evaluation of Development Appraisals including Argus, HCA Toolkit, GLA Toolkit and other forms of bespoke appraisal including IRR analysis
  • A dedicated service to benchmarking and analysing construction costs through our retained Quantity Surveyor Neil Powling
  • Market research
  • Direct negotiations when required
  • Advice and representation at appeal See Expert Witness
  • Advice and assistance in negotiating and drafting S106 Agreements
  • Member and Officer Training and Workshop sessions


Andrew is an RICS accredited valuer and has appeared as an Expert Witness on behalf of our clients in more than 60 Planning Inquiries, Hearings, and Examinations in Public. He has also presented to the then London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and provided evidence to the High Court.

Senior members of the team have growing appeal experience and are regularly involved in workshops and training sessions for Planning Committee Members, Planning Officers and Estates Teams, as well as Governmental organisations, as part of our commitment to work collaboratively with our clients.


Allied to our work with Planning Authorities we regularly comment on and provide advice in respect of the development and formulation of Core Planning Documents and specific Development Management Policies and Supplementary Planning Guidance.

We provide the viability evidence base and viability analysis to support affordable housing policy targets and CIL charging schedules including representation at Examination in Public.


We have considerable experience in delivering a wide range of developments from social housing, supermarkets through to Town Centre mixed use schemes. We can provide assistance in all parts of the process including:

  • Market research, analysis and feasibility studies
  • Preparation of marketing and development briefs
  • Managing the development partner selection process
  • Negotiating heads of terms including key financial terms
  • Working with the clients legal team to finalise sale/development agreements
  • Negotiating and monitoring developers obligations / securing overage provisions
  • Section 106 negotiations an CIL advice. We believe in working closely with our clients as a team.

We find that collaborative working is always stronger and more effective in maximising development objectives and ensuring delivery.


Many of our services include the preparation of valuations and complex appraisals. We also offer this service for:

  • Asset register valuation
  • Development appraisals
  • Analysis and franking of transactions
  • Section 106 negotiations


Organisation and delivery of projects is often a critical issue for many of our clients. We can assist in by providing:

  • Advice, valuation and negotiations in respect of acquisitions and sales
  • Asset review and viability assessment of development and sale proposals
  • Advice on procurement and tendering
  • Negotiations and advice on legal documentation
  • Negotiation of Development Agreement
  • Project plan and inception
  • Delivering Member presentations & Training
  • A dedicated resource to the project


London Boroughs

  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Camden
  • Croydon
  • Enfield
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Havering
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Redbridge
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest

County, Borough & District Councils

  • Basildon BC
  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Colchester BC
  • Dacorum BC
  • Dartford BC
  • Dover DC
  • Folkestone & Hythe BC
  • Harlow Council
  • Reading BC
  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Runnymede BC
  • Slough BC
  • Solihull Metropolitan BC
  • Southend on Sea BC
  • Three Rivers DC
  • Tonbridge & Malling BC
  • Uttlesford DC
  • Wealdon DC



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