Harriet Bray




Harriet is a Chartered Town Planner with over 4 years of experience in the private sector. Harriet has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from strategic land and site promotion, residential development, commercial and industrial projects as well as several significant infrastructure projects across England. More recently, Harriet has turned her hand to airspace development in London and rural & householder development in the Forest of Dean, Cotswold District and South Gloucestershire.

Harriet is also a committee member of G4C Midlands and assists in organising networking events across the whole of the Midlands, as well as supporting CPD and learning sessions.


  • Assisting in securing Reserved Matters Approval for major residential and commercial schemes in Stafford, Derby and Malvern Hills.
  • Secured Planning Permission for a new car park with associated EV Charging Infrastructure in the Vale of White Horse.
  • Writing detailed planning and site appraisals to assist major rail and transmission infrastructure projects.
  • Secured Discharge of Conditions on various commercial projects across Greater Manchester and Huddersfield.
  • Assisting in the obtaining of permission for airspace developments across several London Boroughs.


When she’s not in the office, Harriet is a keen cricketer and runner. She also enjoys watching the rugby and taking trips to the theatre. Her other hobbies include reading a good book or jetting off to somewhere in Europe for a short city break. Harriet hopes to combine her love of running and travelling this year by taking part in a ‘half marathon holiday’.

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PiP application approved, in the London Borough of Lewisham

McLoughlin Planning are pleased to have helped secure Permission in Principle for up to 6 residential flats in the London Borough of Lewisham. This is the first Permission in Principle application determined, and approved, by this London Borough.

The landowner approached us to help find opportunities to holistically enhance and expand an existing mixed-use commercial and residential property to provide additional apartments. Through our initial planning research, we found evidence of neighbouring regeneration taking place and upward extensions permitted on other corner plot properties within the Borough offering comfort that such a proposal could be supported. However, because of site specific planning constraints (such as a nearby listed building) and the Council’s lengthy planning validation requirements for a project of this nature, the landowner wanted some reassurances from the Council that in principle the proposed development could be supported before investing in the work required for a full planning application.

Permission in Principle applications (PiPs) are a useful planning tool for landowners seeking to initially secure an “in principle” agreement with a Council on their proposed development. The application type considers only the location, land use and amount of development. PiP’s are limited to up to 9 residential units and therefore are suited for smaller rural development proposals or intensification or smaller brownfield developments in urban areas.

Following submission, as this was the first PiP in the London Borough of Lewisham, McLoughlin Planning worked closely with the Council to help ensure the Permission in Principle application was being determined correctly and to assist with providing additional information and reassurances (where required). Working with a proactive case officer, we are pleased to have successfully provided the landowner with the required comfort for a new sustainable development, and a new local case study on the benefits of Permission in Principle for property owners within the Capital.

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