Planning Applications

Some planning applications are simple and do not require extensive planning experience to complete and submit, however many are not and a well thought through and fully completed application stands greater chances of success than a poorly prepared form.

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 documents and at strategically the right time.

To prepare your planning application we:

  • Carry out an assessment and give you a recommendation on a planning strategy relevant to your needs.
  • Will advise the the most appropriate course of action, whether its an outline application, full application or permission in principle (PiP).
  • Schedule all the submission requirements and outline the stages of the planning process.
  • Collaborate with affiliated expert consultants to produce supporting documents that reinforce our crafting of robust planning statements that justify your proposal.
  • Manage stakeholder engagement.
  • Prepare Pre-applications submissions If required.
  • Attend pre-application meetings with the council.
  • Submit applications.

Design and Access Statements

Design and Access Statements (DAS) are short reports that support a planning application and outline how the proposed development is sympathetic to its location and setting and how access will be addressed.

It is a requirement of applications for major developments (both full and outline applications) and is also required for applications in conservation areas and World Heritage Sites for single dwellings or buildings of more than 100 sq. m. Listed building consent applications must also include a DAS

We have the skills and experience to write a compelling DAS for you, where it needs to explain the design principles, and concepts and address any access issues in the proposal with consideration of relevant Local Plan policies which we know how to apply.


We never charge for that initial conversation and investigation into your site or development and we always give you a free initial assessment of your chances of success.

Contact us for your free initial assessment

Expert planning statement preparation that makes a compelling case for your planning permission.

No hidden charges, we tell you what you can expect to pay for the whole process.

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We take it personally; our team celebrates every planning permission that we get granted.

Applying for planning permission can be complicated, but we have a track record of guiding our clients through the process and creating compelling arguments in their planning applications that lead to planning permission being granted.

Writing excellent planning statements, submitting them, and managing the planning process is what our team do, every day. They are professionally trained in the craft of doing this and so you can rest assured that your planning application is being submitted with the best chances of success.

The quote you receive from us is the price of our time and expertise to complete the process that we identify you will have to navigate to get your planning permission. There is no secret add ons, we are upfront with what you face.


Find out more about our work

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.

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Our clients

Our focus is our clients, delivery results and building lasting relationships. Since our foundation in 2009, we’ve worked with a breadth of clients that stretch from individuals realising a development aspiration to FTSE 100 listed companies with dedication to our client’s needs at the core of every engagement.


Get in touch

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