Our planning team boasts a wealth of experience gained across all aspects of the town and county planning spectrum. We regularly act for a wide range of clients and draw upon our broad professional knowledge and skills base to secure planning consents for development schemes in both rural and urban environments and across a number of sectors including housing, retirement and care, student accommodation, offices, industry and logistics, tourism and leisure, education, town centre and retail. Key to our continued success is our pragmatic approach to each project and our ability to develop robust, realistic solutions to what can often appear to others as complex planning conundrums.

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We recognsie that each project requires a bespoke strategy and in turn, tailor our work to our clients’ specific needs and draw upon our expertise in order to develop short, medim and long-term strategies for sites across the UK.  


Our planners are second to none and pride themselves on providing clients with a first-class service. It is this underlying approach and quality of work that continues to lead to repeat instructions and referrals which in turn, is responsible for the the excellent reputation for providing planning consultancy services that we are widely known for.


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Advertisement Consent Applications

An Advertisement Consent Application is a formal request submitted to the Local Planning Authority to seek permission for the display of certain types of advertisements. These could include signs, posters, or other forms of outdoor advertising. An application is required to ensure that a proposed form of advertisement successfully complies with planning policies.

Certificates of Lawfulness – Existing/Proposed Uses/Buildings

A Certificate of Lawfulness can be sought in different contexts related to property. The Certificate of Lawfulness (Existing Use or Development) is applied for to confirm that the current use or development of a property is lawful and complies with planning legislation, providing legal confirmation of its permitted status. A Certificate of Lawfulness (Proposed Use or Development) is sought before initiating any work to establish the legitimacy of a proposed project under planning law.

Discharge/Variation/Removal of Condition Applications

Discharge, Variation, and Removal of Condition Applications are processes within the planning system related to existing planning permissions.

Full/Outline/Householder Planning Applications

A Planning Application inquiry is the process of seeking permission from the Local Planning Authority for the development of property or land. The most common types are Full, Outline, and Householder Planning Applications.

Listed Building Consent Applications

Listed Building Consent Applications are required when extensions or alterations are sought to a building that's listed - either for its historical and/or architectural significance. This application is necessary to ensure that any proposed works maintain the heritage value of the listed property or structure.

Planning Appeal Applications

A planning appeal can be lodged when an applicant disagrees with a decision made by a Local Planning Authority on a planning application. An appeal allows an applicant to challenge the decision in front of an independent body, seeking a review or reversal of the original ruling.

Planning Appraisals

A Planning Appraisal, often referred to as a planning assessment or planning evaluation, is a study which is undertaken to establish a site or property's development potential. It considers the unique characteristics of a site or property and in turn, aims to identify constraints and opportunities to development and makes recommendations regarding planning strategies.

Planning Enforcement Applications

Planning enforcement applications deal with situations where a development either doesn’t have the benefit planning permission or is not in compliance with the permission granted. This process involves the investigation, monitoring, and potential action taken by local planning authorities to rectify unauthorised forms of development or breaches of planning control.

Pre-Application Enquiries

A pre-application enquiry is a preliminary step taken by individuals or developers who are considering the development of property or land. It involves the submission of an information pack to the local planning authorities in order to seek informal guidance and feedback before formally submitting a planning application. A local planning authority's feedback is often given verbally in a meeting and subsequently confirmed in writing. The aim is to gain valuable insight into potential concerns and requirements associated with a future planning application.

Prior Approval Applications

A Prior Approval Application can be made in certain instances and can avoid the need for making a planning application. Such an application is necessary to seek approval for specific aspects of a proposed form of development that don't require full planning permission but fall under permitted development rights, subject to certain conditions and limitations.

Strategic Land Promotion – Local Plan Submissions

Strategic land promotion refers to promoting the inclusion of specific parcels of land for future development within the local planning policy frameworks which are outlined in a local planning authority's local plan. This process aims to influence the allocation of land for housing, commercial, or other forms of development.

Written Representations – Neighbour Objection Letters

When a development proposal is submitted for planning permission, neighbouring individuals or groups may submit written representations or objection letters to the local planning authority. These representations outline concerns, objections, or support for the proposed development, highlighting how the project may impact them or their properties.

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