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.

  • Town Planning…The Basics
    There’s a lot of advice out there regarding Town Planning, thousands of pages dedicated to what can be perceived as red tape but with a lot of jargon and confusing details in general they don’t tend to cover what you need to know in simple basic terms. Planning House strive to provide valuable information in order for people to be better informed about the planning process without being bogged down by unnecessary waffle.
  • Change of Use Planning Success
    Planning Permission secured for the change of use of existing ground floor retail unit (A1) to 2 no. units comprising hot food takeaway unit (A5) and retail unit (A1). The proposal will utilise an existing vacant unit within West Cornforth, in the main local centre within the village. The proposal will bring back into productive use a vacant unit, retaining an A1 element, and introduce a new A5 unit. It was considered that the scheme would not have an adverse impact on the vitality and viability of the local centre, and the benefits of an occupied unit far outweigh the continuation of a vacant unit.
  • What is Town Planning?
    Edward Vaudin took over writing the Northern Insight article this month, his piece on What Town Planning is informative and thought provoking. People are in general passionate about where they live. However, are they fully aware that the decisions made on ‘what goes where’ could impact the community for generations?