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We believe in providing clients with a bespoke and individual service, understanding clients aspirations and the issues they are facing is essential to ensure we provide the right approach.

Planning House embrace a common sense, straightforward approach, providing clear, no nonsense advice with the aim of ensuring our clients case is best represented.

  • Everyone is a Nimby!
    Chris Pipe offers her top 10 tips for avoiding the title of NIMBY in commenting on a development proposal in the October Northern Insight Magazine.    If you're in doubt of what are Material Planning Considerations please also read our download.
  • Planning Success in East Durham Village
    Planning House Planning House has successfully secured outline approval for a detached new home within an agricultural field adjacent to the boundary of the small village of High Hesleden, Co. Durham.    The recommendation was to refuse the planning application, however Durham Planning Committee overturned the recommendation and approved the application unanimously.  The application site is located outside of the defined settlement boundaries at the edge of the village.  The site previously housed the former Blacksmiths which was demolished some years ago. Plans by Blake Hopkinson Architecture & Design.
  • Planning myths
    Some of the common town planning myths are dispelled in the September issue of Northern Insight by Chris Pipe, Director of Planning House.  This is a must read for anyone embarking on a development project, especially those who may not have been through the planning process previously.