Country parks and parks projects

Visiting country parks, parks and countryside sites represents one of the most popular forms of recreation in the UK.

Find out more about our country park and parks projects here and other projects here.

Planning Solutions Consulting has worked on a range of the country park, greenspace, forest and park projects – from preparing business plans through to support National Heritage Lottery Fund projects, assessing strategic development opportunities to increase visitor numbers, dwell-time and visitor spend and undertaking operational reviews to manage visitor flows and enhance income generation.  We have also carried out feasibility studies for introducing high ropes, cafes and visitor accommodation within country parks. Some of the clients we have worked with include:

  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • East Dorset District Council
  • Forestry Commission
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Kent County Council
  • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council
  • South Downs National Park

Find out more about about – Parks and Nature Reserves: A Twin Track Approach for Recovery and Strategic Planning (opens as a PDF document).

Our clients have been appreciative of our work: “Planning Solutions Consulting worked with us to evaluate the market for Hampshire County Council’s country parks and produce recommendations on how these could be transformed, together with cost and income analysis and projections. Their experience and contacts within the visitor attraction market have been of great benefit. They were able to start work quickly to capture results from a busy period at the parks and consulted with a large number and variety of stakeholders within a tight timescale. We were regularly kept informed and deadlines were met. The team are very approachable and worked as if they were part of our programme team. They have responded positively to requests at short notice and always happy to discuss any aspects of their reports. Work has also been delivered within budget. I have enjoyed working with this consultancy and would have no hesitation in recommending them.” Stephanie Rogers, Programme Manager, Country Parks Transformation, Hampshire County Council

Contact us
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our work within the country parks and parks sector please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 07866 742628 or email