McLoughlin Planning
consultancy services

Integrity, Innovation
and Intelligence

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We are independent, results-focused planning consultants and have expansive experience in planning through our team's experiences in both local authority and consultancy.

Our planning team are RTPI qualified (the accrediting body for the planning profession) and care passionately about getting results for our clients.

In the past twelve years we have worked on more than 600 projects that have ranged from grand designs, farms and schools to industrial regeneration schemes, airports and large scale strategic housing.

Providing the best, commercially sound and practical advice to anyone who asks us is at the heart of what we do.

Our approach is always guided by our three principles of Integrity, Innovation and Intelligence.

Integrity - With our detailed planning experience, we honestly assess the chances of project success. Your project really matters to us and we strive for the very best outcomes.

Innovation - With a constantly evolving planning framework and complex procedures to navigate, we innovate to maximise Return on Investment (ROI), be this on a piece of land, a building or a development.

ROI is not a single measurement, we value it not only as financial gains but also sustainability, regeneration, improved social access to homes and infrastructure and preservation of heritage or environment.

Intelligence - Planning systems, legislation, policies and guidance are ever-changing. Expanding on our years of experience, we always keep up to date on the changes and recognise that they can be quite complex, so we unravel those complexities and provide you with a bespoke plan for your project.

Our sole aim is to support you. We concentrate purely on planning and work with a community of specialists in related disciplines, which bring synergies to our work and ensure professional rigour.

We have a track record of success across England but with a particular focus on Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire.

Our Work

We get results on a wide range of development projects – from single homes up to strategic sites.
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A thriving economy is reliant on a buoyant commercial sector - we help deliver the permissions companies need.
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Private client
We guide our private clients through the planning system to realise their hopes and dreams.
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We are proud of our record in the rural economy and our role in the countryside.
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We work with landowners, developers, communities and councils to help meet the UK’s housing needs.
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Public sector
We help deliver vital public infrastructure to help build stronger communities.
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Health care
We help put in place the amenities that support communities and provide much needed medical care for our population.
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About us

We have a simple objective: to get results for our clients by providing high quality planning consultancy. That means our goal is to secure planning permission or an allocation for development.

Working with McLoughlin Planning has been very enjoyable. I have always found the team knowledgeable and easy to work with. They have always been professional and have managed to achieve the results desired.

Matthew Richardson
Legal and General Homes

I have known Nathan for over 10 years and have used his services to great effect where professionalism, tenacity and a clear focus have been required to deliver successful results. With a cool head, aligned with attention to detail and commercial acumen, he and his team work effectively and diligently. We look forward to engaging on future projects

Grant Westall-Reece
Avant Homes

We have worked with McLoughlin Planning for many years and have always been very pleased with level of service in helping us navigate the ever-changing planning system. I also never cease to be impressed by the answers to the completely random questions I ask Nathan about possible new sites, normally in several different locations at one go

Ian Hitchings
Partridge Homes (Cotswolds) Ltd

Having worked with Nathan and his team for a number of years, I have found he offers a rare combination of intellectual rigour and practical focus, coupled with a commercial approach. He is solution orientated and capable of delivering on accelerated timelines for clients at the highest level with exacting standards and positive results.

Craig Jordan
Jordan Hennessy

We have used Nathan and his team to help with a range of planning matters on a number of occasions. I have always found them to be extremely helpful, responsive and proactive. Nathan always makes himself available for phone calls and or meetings. He is especially patient and good at explaining complex matters in a very user friendly way

Mark Lawson
The Buying Solution

After many years of working with Nathan and his team, we know we can trust their planning opinion. They often provide a solution that demonstrates Planning experience and expertise and the benefit of their input is measured by the planning approval success and infrequent need to go to appeal on a decision

George Paton

We have consistently used McLoughlin Planning to successfully promote greenfield development sites in a variety of locations. Aside from their technical capabilities, we also value their considered approach to projects - particularly when dealing with delicate and complex planning issues. This makes them a natural part of our team.

Alistair Watson
Welbeck Strategic Land