Development and Planning


Volterra’s property team has unrivalled knowledge of the dynamics of local property markets and their economics. As well as using statistical analysis, our techniques allow for input from market experts working on the ground to present a combined qualitative and quantitative approach to property economics.

We also work for both private and public sector clients in understanding the potential effects of proposed developments on the local, regional and national economy.  We regularly work for developers in producing the socio-economic chapter of Environmental Statements, Regeneration Statements and Economic Development Strategies, supporting them at Public Inquiry where needed.


Property Development
Real Estate
Cities and Local Government

Volterra’s Development and Planning services include:

  • Support for Planning Application
    • Socio-economic assessment
    • Regeneration statements
    • Section 106 advice
  • Transport Economics
  • Place-based budgeting
  • Supporting Property Investors, Developers and Local Authorities
  • Analysis of regional economic development issues
  • Risk and scenario analysis
  • Macroeconomic overview and outlook
  • Due diligence

Our expert economic analysis:

  • Helps local and regional bodies to understand their risks and opportunities
  • Assists government departments in assessing the impacts of proposals
  • Provides potential investors with independent analysis on the financial feasibility and potential returns on property investments

Our Development and Planning team is led by Bridget Rosewell, one of the UK’s most influential and respected economists, who has provided expert witness testimony at many high profile public inquiries.


Volterra estimated the economic impact of their large retail and residential investment at Stratford City, finding that the public investment in infrastructure brought forward this investment by an estimated 5-7 years, which was worth an extra £1-2bn to the London economy and provided a BCR on the public investment of between 1.9 and 3.6. We also provided evidence that alongside other investments in the area, Stratford City would help to create the step change in image and perception that Newham has been striving for.

Habitat First Group

The project analysed the economic and social impacts of a new bespoke residential development in the South West of England. Volterra produced a report which outlined the socio economic benefits of the development to the local area compared to the existing economic environment. Specific focus was made on forecasting the future value of economic benefits in the context of the residential market. Alongside this evidence, the report included extensive qualitative commentary to add flavour to the impact argument.


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Phone: 0208 878 6333

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