Cam Planning is an independent planning and environmental consultancy providing expert advice on a wide range of planning and environmental matters.

We pride ourselves on the quality of advice offered, and the outcomes achieved on behalf of clients.  We work closely with you to ensure we understand what is required and, importantly, with stakeholders, third parties and decision makers too, to maximise chances of success.

We recognise that each project is unique and requires a tailored approach – we don’t adopt a standard template.  We will devise a cost-effective strategy, take a proactive approach and give you honest, reliable advice.


At Cam Planning we work with a range of clients from small businesses, developers and local authorities to multi-national companies.

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Development management

Cam Planning can manage and prepare your application for planning permission, liaise with the local planning authority…
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Community and stakeholder engagement

Developing an effective approach to community and stakeholder engagement may mean the difference…
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Planning appeals including public inquiry

Not everyone enjoys public inquiries but at Cam Planning we really do!
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Environmental impact assessment

EIA does not have to be complicated, but it does need a consultant with the knowledge and experience…
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Site selection appraisal and promotion

Choosing the right site is critical in terms of gaining consent, whether your project is large or small.
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Cam Planning : who we are

Cam Planning was established in 2016 and born out of a desire to create a consultancy that provides a high quality and trusted service, with a reputation for excellence.


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Why work with us



We want the best outcomes for our clients and take pride in providing evidence-based, high quality advice.  All documents will be produced to the highest standard.



We will always be truthful about the chances of success and will speak up if we don’t believe a certain course of action to be the correct one.



We will communicate regularly and in a clear and open manner.



We enjoy what we do, working with clients, stakeholders and decision makers to contribute to a better and more sustainable built and natural environment

Book your first consultation

For further information about our services or for a no obligation discussion about your project please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

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Meet the Directors

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Sheena McCallum

Founder and Director

Sheena is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has worked as a planning and environmental consultant for over 25 years. During this time Sheena has held key roles on some of the biggest infrastructure projects to be promoted in this country, including Thames Tideway Tunnel and High Speed Two.

Sheena has successfully steered numerous development projects to a successful conclusion and has worked for clients including water companies, infrastructure providers, local authorities, house builders and other commercial developers. Sheena also has many years’ expertise in environmental impact assessment and as an expert witness at public inquiry.


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Martin Birt


Martin is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute with a particular expertise in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). He has Project Managed and Project Directed some of the largest infrastructure and regeneration projects in the UK and has generated a substantial portfolio of successful planning outcomes. He has experience in a range of consenting regimes, including Town & Country Planning Act, Development Consent Order (DCO) and Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) procedures, and works successfully with design teams to achieve cost-effective mitigation and to overcome stakeholder objections.

Often working to challenging programmes and budgetary demands, Martin has a reputation for collaboration and determination in delivering clients’ requirements.


Get in touch

We would love to hear from you.

To discuss your project in further detail or to obtain more information on our services, please call or send us an email.

Cam Planning Limited is a consultancy based in Suffolk

Contact Sheena: 0044 (0)7392 298 870

Cam Planning consultancy is opened from Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm

Contact Martin: 0044 (0)7917 507 980