McLoughlin Planning Ltd

Planning our future built world

Chartered Town Planning and Development Consultancy

Achieving results for our clients by providing specialist and bespoke town planning advice. We unlock and protect value in land and buildings and realise development goals.

As planning consultants, we have provided practical, and commercially sound advice to hundreds of clients. Fuelled by our knowledge of national and local policy, our personable planning team has a proven track record of helping clients navigate the complexities of the planning system to find solutions to meet their needs.

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Planning Application & Permission

Our job is planning, we do nothing else, so we get to know inside out how councils look at applications, so our clients can be assured that their application has been submitted with all the correct content and documents, giving the best chance of success.

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Planning Consultancy

We never charge for that initial conversation; you get a free initial assessment of your chances of success. Our team are friendly, approachable and has the experience and dedicated interest in planning decisions, law, and policy to give you expert advice.

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Development Planning & Land Promotion

Informed long term strategic advice and land promotion. We watch local authorities for their call for sites and their land supply figures to ensure we can best advise our clients on their site.

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Planning Appeals

Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, a planning case officer will refuse an application. If this happens we will guide you through the reasons for refusal and advise you on your options for next steps.

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Permitted Development & Prior Approval

Permitted Development and Prior approval can be very useful, they can be quick and cost effective. Our team has years of experience of where these can be used effectively and cost efficiently for clients or where other means of gaining legal approval for a development is more appropriate for long term aspirations and needs.

Planning Enforcement

Try not to panic, but don’t ignore an enforcement notice. Usually, you have 21-28 days from the date the notice is served to respond. Please speak to us, we can carry out a free review of your case and advise on your best next steps.

Core Values

Choosing a planning consultant to trust with your valuable project can be tricky, knowing that the one you choose has values that resonate with what you appreciate in a professional consultant is important. Our team maintains our values at the core of everything they do.

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An incisive and honest appraisal of your project. Remaining trustworthy and respectful in all our work.

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Commercially minded strategy, using ingenuity and thinking outside of the box to get results.

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Established professionals who offer specialist expertise and work with attention to detail to ensure excellence.

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.

Retail & Public Sector

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We help deliver vital public infrastructure to help build stronger communities.

We work with various public sector partners, including local government, Town and Parish Councils and County Councils, to guide important infrastructure projects through the planning process. Taking a collaborative approach with councils and communities helps us understand all parties' needs and deliver the projects required.


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A thriving economy is reliant on a buoyant commercial sector - we help deliver the permissions companies need.

We have comprehensive experience in promoting commercial sites for different uses across a diverse range of locations and overcoming a variety of scenarios. Our approach and expertise seek to understand and address environmental and social factors to maintain the integrity of our clients while ensuring the timely delivery of projects.

Residential Development

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We get results on a wide range of development projects – from single homes up to strategic sites.

Our expertise in supporting development projects from single homes up to strategic sites allows us to work on one of the biggest challenges the UK experiences; delivering housing to meet demand. We take an innovative, collaborative and strategic approach to sites in developed and undeveloped areas, including those that are allocated for homes and others in the promotion phase.

Health Care

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We help put in place the amenities that support communities and provide much needed medical care for our population.

We work with care providers on projects helping them implement or improve infrastructure in order to provide the very best medical facilities for the community. Experience shows us that a collaborative approach is required to understand the needs and desires of all interested parties and to achieve the best outcome.

Rural & Estates

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We are proud of our record in the rural economy and our role in the countryside.

Our expertise includes offering advice on agricultural development, diversification and redevelopment projects for rural clients and estate managers. We have experience working with agricultural advisors and agents, giving us valuable links and insight into the community. Our membership of the CLA, AVA and support for the RAU is invaluable to our work.

Private Client

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We guide our private clients through the planning system to realise their hopes and dreams.

Our highly experienced consultants offer their expertise and discretion to guide private clients to realise their hopes and dreams. We take the time to get to know our clients and work out how to achieve their project ambitions on time and on budget.

Home Owner

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Create the home you want and need

We work with homeowners and their architects or designers to offer comprehensive support in obtaining planning permission for their home modifications, extensions or outbuildings; an area particularly popular with the increased numbers of people choosing to work from home in recent years.

Design blueprint roles


01242 895008




McLoughlin Planning De La Bere House Bayshill Road Cheltenham GL50 3AW

01242 895008


20 Eastbourne Terrace London W2 6LA

020 3931 5457

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out how we can help you please get in touch