About Us

We have a simple objective: to get results for our clients by providing high quality consultancy. That means giving an exemplary service to secure planning permissions.

Thanks to our reputation for integrity and the respect we have gained in the industry, our business is growing, with more personal recommendations coming in every week. Our Cheltenham-based team deals with a host of interesting planning projects from across southern England and Wales – from strategic promotions and commercial premises to private developments and rural projects.

History

We were established in 2009 by our Managing Director Nathan McLoughlin, whose ambition was to provide a high-quality service, focusing on the needs of clients to get results.

In the past decade we have worked on a broad range of more than 400 projects, from grand designs and schools to industrial regeneration schemes and strategic housing.

In 2013 we moved to an office in Gloucester which helped us to grow, and in early 2018 we opened new offices in Cheltenham to enable further business expansion.

Nathan McLoughlin

BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI
Managing Director

Experience:

  • McLoughlin Planning founder and MD Experienced consultancy director

Areas of expertise:

A variety of planning disciplines, including strategy and EIA, but a specific interest in rural and strategic

Projects:

Nathan achieved excellent results for his clients on the Shrivenham and Paradise Farm projects. The former included an allocation of 500 homes and a new primary school, while the latter was for a dream home via a paragraph 55 application – working closely with the family and an outstanding architect.

Hobbies:

Outdoor pursuits, including cycling and clay pigeon shooting, as well as family time.

Jenny McLoughlin

BSc (Hons) FCA
Finance Director

Experience:

  • McLoughlin Planning financial director
  • KPMG financial auditor
  • Finance manager for Gifford's Circus/TE Gifford Landscapes/Circus Sauce
  • Management accountant for The British Computer Society
  • Consolidation accountant for Zurich Scudder

Hobbies:

Sports, including long distance running, road cycling and swimming. Leading a Scout troop and family time.

Adam White

MA MRTPI
Associate Director

Experience:

  • Extensive background in local authority development management
  • Large-scale residential development, commercial and industrial
  • Local plan site promotions
  • Planning appeal casework

Areas of expertise:

Large-scale residential, urban design, placemaking and strategic planning.

Projects:

Adam has successfully promoted a large greenbelt site into a council local plan. He has experience on appealing the refusal of a cycle trail project at the National Trust site at Bradbury Hill, which included the sensitive treatment of ancient woodland and a scheduled monument.

Hobbies:

Mountain biking, snowboarding, football and DIY.

Andy Powick

Planner

Experience:

  • Development management and enforcement in a local authority environment.

Areas of expertise:

Development Management, proposals, applications, enforcement and appeals.

Projects:

Andy worked on the Tall Ships Apartment development to deliver a high-quality scheme on a restrictive site. He also helped Gillman’s to expand its Gloucester premises, overcoming retail and flooding concerns.

Hobbies:

Rugby, art, travel and music.