OPA Services

OPA Services

OPA can manage the whole planning process, from early-stage site conception and preparation of pre-planning documents through to securing decisions and discharging planning conditions. OPA pride itself on managing stakeholders effectively and ensuring a transparent service from start to finish. Although, we are solution focused and able to achieve results at any stage of development, the earlier OPA gets involved the more effective we can be, saving clients costs and avoiding complex, time consuming situations.

Planning Advice

OPA has extensive experience

Preparing and submitting Full Planning Applications and Environment Impact Assessments (EIAs), completing and submitting Screening and Scoping Opinions, producing planning feasibilities, Pre-applications, Non-Material Amendments to planning approvals, Material Amendments to planning approvals, Varying or Removing Conditions and Discharging Planning Conditions, Running stakeholder engagement and consultation events (both, pre-planning community consultation event and post-consent community relations management) can all be managed and completed by OPA.

Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Project Support

OPA can assess the feasibility of potential renewable energy projects, liaise with Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), secure grid connections and prepare, submit and secure planning permission for renewable installations (no project is too big or too small) throughout the UK.


Beyond the traditional services provided, OPA are focused on growing partnerships that result in the delivery of renewable energy and innovative low carbon solutions that have lasting economic and sustainable benefits for the environment. OPA are therefore passionate about collaboration and creating partnerships with companies to achieve results. The transition to a net zero future will require innovative ideas, a passion to succeed, collaboration across multiple sectors and an inclusive outlook.

The next 10 years will define world leaders and separate those companies (and countries) who are willing to invest in solutions that benefit our future from those who are unwilling and will be left behind. OPA is therefore focused on networking and effectively identifying the right expert or team for the project, proposal or idea. We prioritise our growing list of partnerships and look to build and maintain lasting relationships so we can respond quickly when opportunities are identified.

The tallest operational turbine in South Wales now provides behind the meter power to AB InBev (Budweiser) and just across the River Seven in Avonmouth a 2.5MW turbine powers Europe’s largest wine bottling factory. OPA has played a pivotal role in both of these projects.


Please see the project tab to get a flavor of the types and variety of project OPA are involved with.

New Domestic or Commercial Developments

OPA is working with a number of clients to develop bespoke developments.

Building a dream home, business premises or developing a renewable energy project is often an exciting but daunting task. OPA is focused on helping clients find the right solutions suitable for their needs and location. These are exciting projects and engaging with OPA early on can help streamline the complicated planning process.


By engaging local communities at an early stage, you can understand their view, allay any concerns, identify supporters and motivate them to extol the benefits that development will bring. OPA can navigate the consultation process for you, engaging the local community and rallying support.

Stakeholder Engagement 

The views of stakeholders will influence your project and shape what success looks like through their requirements, expectations, personal agendas. Our approach is to effectively identify the people who can affect the proposal or who are affected by it, explain their views and explain the client's perspective from the strategic to the tactical, we provide insight, advice and practical delivery.


We have experience securing planning permission for bespoke homes that realise individual dreams! OPA can provide advice and expertise on a variety of projects from extensions to whole house developments.

Retail and Hospitality 

OPA have experience working on prominent retail schemes that take pride of place on some of Cornwall’s most popular and iconic beaches. OPA prides itself on understanding the challenges of economic development and the value of a vision and place-making.

Renewable Energy

OPA have extensive experience securing planning permission for renewable energy schemes from small scale domestic solar to large utility-scale wind farms.


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