Our placemaking services

...because everyone deserves better designed places

Design Support

Opun offers a bespoke range of Design Support Services, to help meet the needs of developers, design teams, local authorities and local communities. These services include site assessments, masterplanning, design code support and much more.

Training and professional development

We offer  training for professionals and community groups on planning and placemaking topics. The sessions can be tailored to suit any budget, and can cover topics from urban design, planning policy, highways design and much more.


Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Support

Opun offers urban design and creative expertise to capture ideas about the built form, about creating new places and protecting existing places. We provide useful advice and guidance to help with community engagement and planning advice on how to secure the best outcome for your town or village.

Art in the Built Environment

Integrating arts at the early stages of built environment schemes is recommended. Opun Arts offers a full range of support services from visioning and policy through to delivery and completion of schemes.


Opun offers a range of services, to support the progression of developments through the planning system. Providing baseline evidence is essential to secure the best outcome for a place – whether in policy preparation, appraisal of impact by new development or in regenerating the old. Delivering place checks or place analysis, conservation area appraisals or workshops that focus on particular aspects– such as drainage or highways can secure the evidential requirements needed to progress a scheme.