About us and our approach
We are a full service planning consultancy. We guide clients through the increasingly complex planning system, from talking about your initial ideas all the way through to advising you whilst you build your project and move in, or sell it as a completed development. We recommend planning strategies and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams of experts to prepare and progress a range of planning applications and undertake strategic land promotion. We work nationally, although the majority of our work is in the county regions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.
For private clients such as home owners, we primarily advise on complex planning or contentious proposals, with an emphasis on green belt redevelopment, new dwellings and enforcement matters. We also advise on and submit applications for more unusual types of permitted development, certificates of lawfulness, house holder extensions and equestrian developments.
For commercial clients and landowners, we work on leisure and industrial schemes, small to medium scale housing schemes, waste and renewable energy projects and agricultural and industrial estate projects. This can include advising on environmental impact assessment and related regulatory requirements where necessary. We also have a planning specialism in the overlap between planning and noise nuisance cases.
The scale of our work varies significantly. Recent projects include obtaining permission for a contemporary extension to a grade II* listed farm house in Lancashire; negotiating retrospective planning permission for a new coach depot in Bolton and advising on the construction of a £38 million leisure resort and theme park on a former colliery site in Rotherham. Read about our projects and our clients below.
Our clients and local planning officers tell us that we have a reputation for being technically knowledgeable and rigorous in our evaluation and presentation of projects. We are forthright and thorough in our work. We are firm, but fair.
From day one, we work with clients to refine their proposals so that they have the best possible chance of being approved by the Council first time round. Planning applications and development plan representations will be well-prepared and we will engage effectively with planning officers making the decision. For your sake and ours, we want to present a quality scheme which allows us to progress planning applications through your local council quickly and confidently.
Where appropriate, we will negotiate hard for a successful outcome for you…getting permission first time is best for everyone; but where there is no reasonable compromise to be reached or we think the Council has got it wrong, we’re not afraid to stand our ground. We are experienced at conducting appeals and have maintained an excellent track record of dealing with appeals and in acting as an expert witness at public inquiries, in court proceedings and in court applications for injunctions.
We believe that being proactive, thorough and well-structured is the key to our success. Don’t take our word for it…read about what our client’s think, in their own words and meet our team using the links below. Alternatively you can get in touch for an informal chat.
County Planning Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Company No.11678492. Our registered company address is Parkhill Studio, Walton Road, Wetherby, LS22 5DZ. Please attempt to contact us by email in the first instance.