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.

We have a long history of success across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, namely in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, including Swindon. More recently we have expanded our operations and are building a strong profile in the north of England, in particular Yorkshire, with part of our team operating from Leeds.

Our reputation for integrity and the respect we have gained means we are a growing business, thriving on personal recommendations from our loyal clients and trusted industry colleagues. Our team deals with a host of interesting planning projects from across 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. Recently we have welcomed our first regional operation in Leeds and North Yorkshire to allow us to offer our expertise to a greater client base.

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.

Paul Leeming

BA(Hons) BTP MRTPI
Director - Leeds

Experience:

Private sector planning and development consultancy, principally across the north of England

Strategic promotion and major developments, EIA and public engagement

Attendance at local plan examinations, planning inquiries and hearings

Areas of expertise:

Specialising in the promotion of major development sites, estate and property portfolio reviews, planning appraisals and strategies, EIA co-ordination and working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Projects:

Paul has secured results for a range of private clients, individuals, landowners, developers and house builders and businesses and charitable organisations. These include residential schemes, tourism and leisure and commercial developments, along with rural and farm diversification.

Hobbies:

Long distance walking and travel, and food; all usually combined.

Chris Fleming

BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI
Associate Director

Experience:

  • Extensive background in Local Authority Development Management
  • Rural Planning and Conservation (including development with Conservation areas and Listed Buildings)
  • Enforcement and Appeals
  • Residential

Areas of expertise:

Development Management, including Housing, Conservation and Rural Planning Including Enforcement and Appeals. Applications for Medical Centres and unique "Grand Designs" private property.

Hobbies:

Sport and outdoor Pursuits including Camping, Skiing, Rugby, Football, Road Cycling and Horse Racing

Joe Seymour

BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI
Senior Planner

Experience:

  • Extensive background in local authority development management
  • Small, medium and large-scale residential development
  • Planning appeal casework

Areas of expertise:

Development Management; listed buildings/historic environment; Green Belt and AONB sites.

Projects:

Joe has worked in three of Gloucestershire’s local planning authorities determining planning applications of various scale and complexity.

Hobbies:

Football, golf, skiing and travel.

Jan Molloy

Office Manager

Experience:

  • Davies Mayers Barnett receptionist
  • CgMs secretary/receptionist
  • Symmetry Medical office manager
  • Charter Architects PA

Hobbies:

Swimming, cycling and gardening.