Drawing on our development of Ashford’s Tall Building Strategy and the Ebbsfleet Connectivity Study, we are now helping local authorities develop design and planning policies. Without the necessary budget to outsource this type of policy development to consultancies, local authorities are recognising that they have most of the skills required, but require assistance in terms of facilitation and design expertise, which we provide through 1-1 sessions or workshops. By inputting at key stages in the process of policy development, we maximise our impact and minimise expenditure.