Planning House is an independent town planning consultancy offering a professional knowledgeable service to meet a clients need. Whether it is through increasing property value by securing planning permissions, site allocation, or development appraisals we can navigate the planning system to ensure client satisfaction.

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.

  • Forestry Workers Dwelling – Planning Success
    Planning House are ecstatic to announce that Durham County Council Planning Committee overturned officer recommendation and approved planning permission for a forestry workers dwelling in County Durham. The benefits of the scheme shone through and we couldn't be happier for our clients who run a logging business. It's times like this that we love what we do and can see how much the approval means to our clients.
  • Proud sponsors of the Derwentside Reservoir Races 2019
    Planning House were proud to sponsor the Derwentside Reservoir Trail Races 2019. We were super proud to have our very own Helen Heward representing Planning House along with her husband Adam and Chris Pipe, husband of Chris Pipe, Planning House Director (2 Chris’s confusing isn’t it!). The results are in and Chris came an impressive 2nd in the men’s 5k race with a spectacular time of 22.13 (running at a pace of 7.37minute miles - WOW). Chris then went on to race in the 7 mile (after a 30 minute rest) and completed the race in a very respectable time of 1.03.13. Helen completed the race in an amazing time of 29.20 and Adam completed it in a remarkable time of 26.11.
  • Helen Heward Shortlisted for Rising Star Award 2019
    Planning House are proud to announce that our very own Helen Heward has been shortlisted for a 2019 Rising Star award, powered by The Times & The Sunday Times. Helen now needs public votes of support. If you wish to show your support, please cast your VOTE in support of Helen. Good luck in the next round of judging, Helen! Winners will be announced at this years prestigious award's ceremony on 03 July. Winners will also be published on the Rising Star website on 04 July.