At PlanningSphere, we specialise in complex planning applications, land promotion and planning appeals. But whatever your planning challenge, we aim to deliver creative solutions that enhance value and promote sustainable development.

Our services

  • Planning applications

    Coordinating submissions and management; and supporting statements (planning statements; design and access statements; statements of community engagement)

  • Planning appraisals

    Advice on development potential, prospects and planning strategy

  • Listed building consent submissions

  • Planning appeals

    Written representations; hearings; and inquiries (expert witness)

  • Planning enforcement and legal

    Planning contravention notices; certificates of lawful use; certificates against immunity of listing; and agricultural occupancy conditions

  • Project management

    Including coordination of other professional services through the planning process

  • Site promotion

    Strategic sites and development plan allocations

  • Client-side due diligence

    Including pre-acquisition advice and development feasibility

  • S.106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) negotiations

  • Communication advice

    Coordination of local community engagement

  • Third-party representations

Our approach

Land-use planning encompasses disciplines that seek to regulate land use in an efficient and ethical way. Our involvement typically includes the project management of planning applications and planning appeals, and the promotion of land through the process of making development plans (such as an area’s Local Plan).

Our core approach is to understand our clients’ business and land interests, and deliver creative solutions that enhance value and promote sustainable development.

We usually adopt the role of lead consultant, and work in partnership with (or co-ordinate the input of) other like-minded property professionals and technical consultants. In situations where clients choose to take the lead and proactively manage projects themselves, we can work as part of their wider team.

Many of our planning projects take place in the Bath and Mendip areas, and around the A350 corridor in Wiltshire. However, we are also working further afield on sites in London, Sussex, Hampshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and Teesside.

Our project sectors

  • Residential development (from single plots to larger scale strategic site promotion)
  • Custom-build and self-build housing

  • Care homes and extra-care housing

  • Mixed-use regeneration

  • Rural diversification

  • Tourism (hotels and holiday lets)

  • Renewable energy installations

  • Listed buildings and conservation

  • Town centre/commercial development

Our client types

  • Landowners
  • Property developers

  • Investors

  • Home builders

  • Businesses

  • Other property professionals

  • Home owners

  • Private individuals and community groups with a direct or third-party interest in land and property

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