APD has vast experience in designing mixed use schemes including residential, retirement village, employment, commercial, retail uses. We can provide a variety of design led services including:

Site Appraisals

Urban Design Strategies

Townscape Appraisals

Options Studies

Feasibility Studies

Site Layouts

Concept Schemes

Massing Models

3D Visualisations


Planning Applications

Design and Access Statements

Public Exhibitions

Building Design

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments

Vast experience

We have extensive experience in designing mixed-use schemes and have provided our services to some of the UK’s leading development companies.

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Tim Astle

Managing Director

Tim began his Architectural career in 1985 and prior to setting up APD in 2004 gained a wealth of experience within the Architectural disciplines of volume housebuilders, local authority and private practice.

Tim is responsible for the day to day management of the practice as well as overseeing all design and technical production.

Hayley Astle

Finance Director

Hayley controls the day to day finance and invoicing providing a solid basis for the practice to operate.

Martin Parry BA(Hons) MA

Studio Director

Martin joined APD in early 2011, bringing expertise in Urban Design and Masterplanning.

Martin is responsible for delivering complex planning applications, from inception to a detailed planning design. He also has a wealth of experience engaging with local planning authorities through an Urban Design approach, which creates a cohesive approach to the successful delivery of planning applications nationwide.

James Narsai-Latham

Design Director

James joined Astle Planning and Design in May 2014.  James brings with him extensive experience of the house building industry, gained through working for speculative house builders.

James’s role within the office varies from producing feasibility schemes to assist the land buying process to the preparation of detailed Planning Applications on a wide variety of schemes.

Leah McKnight BA(Hons) Architecture MA

Urban Design Director

Leah joined APD in November 2012 as an Architecture graduate with honours from john Moores University. Continuing Post Graduate study has enabled her to receive the prestigious award of a Masters with Distinction in Architectural urbanism from Manchester school of Architecture. Leah prepares applications and documents through all their stages, utilising her strong graphic skills and a Masters level understanding of urban design principles.

Andrew Edge

Technical Director

Rob Holmes

Senior Architectural Technician

Rob Joined APD in 2013, bringing extensive understanding of volume house building.

Rob is responsible for producing technical drawings to accompany planning applications and any drawings required post planning.  He has over ten years experience

Holly Astle

Trainee Urban Designer

Holly Joined the APD Team in 2017 and is currently pursuing her professional qualifications in urban design and graphic design on a day release basis at UCA.

Charli Brickland

Graduate Architect

Charlie Joined the APD Team in 2018 and is currently pursuing her degree in architecture at LJMU.

Jordan Clarke