Planning Solutions Consulting Limited

Richard Linington, Director of Research and Projects

9 Leigh Road

Tel: +44 (0)23 9248 1999
Fax: +44 (0)23 9248 1888


  1. Business planning
  2. Feasibility studies
  3. Leisure/recreation/tourism services
  4. Market research and evaluation
  5. Marketing/public relations


 PSC is a specialist research and development company working in the fields of heritage, tourism and  recreation.  Alongside our consultancy team, our sister company also operates visitor attractions and other leisure including the National Brewery Centre,  formerly the Bass Museum (, Kent Life, a heritage farm park (, CONKERS, an 120 acre interactive discovery and education park ( ) and a microbrewery ( .


We offer the following services to clients:

·        HLF business planning

·        Market research and evaluation

·        Strategic development

·        Income generation and operational planning

·        Feasibility and business planning

·        Marketing

 We often work in multi-disciplinary teams with activity planners, designers, masterplanners, interpretation planners, architects and landscape architects. Please visit to find out more.


Heritage Lottery Fund and other business planning projects

·        Ditherington Flax Mill, Shropshire Council

·        Houghton Hall Park, Central Bedfordshire Council

·        St Albans Cathedral

·        Hylton Castle and Dene, Sunderland City Council

·        Brockholes Nature Centre, Lancashire Wildlife Trust

·        Bedgebury Pinetum, Forestry Commission

·        Attenborough Nature Centre, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust


Market research and evaluation projects

·        Snibston Museum, Leicestershire County Council

·        Parc Taff Bargoed, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

·        Basingstoke Canal, Surrey Council County and Hampshire County Council

·        Sherness Docks, Mersey Ports

·        Steart Peninsula, Bristol Port Company


Strategic development

·        Hayling Island seafront, Havant Borough Council

·        Manhood Peninsula, Tourism South East

·        Long Marston, former Royal Engineers Depot, St Modwen

·        Coastal regeneration, Tendring District Council

·        Adventure tourism in Cumbria, Cumbria Tourism


Income generation and operational planning projects

·        Five country parks managed by Hampshire County Council

·        Caldicot Castle and Country Park, Monmouthshire County Council

·        Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum, Somerset County Council

·        Humberhead Peatlands, Natural England

·        Novium Museum (catering ), Somerset County Council


Marketing projects

·        Somerset Rural Life Museum, Somerset County Council

·        CONKERS

·        The National Brewery Centre

·        Novium Museum, Chichester District Council


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  • Brockholes feasibility study and business planning

    Brockholes feasibility study and business planning

  • Pleasley Pit Feasibility Study

    Pleasley Pit Feasibility Study

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    National Brewing centre

  • Kent Life

    Kent Life

  • Conkers Discovery Centre

    Conkers Discovery Centre