Testimonials

We know we’re pretty good at what we do, but don’t take our word for it check out some reviews about our services below:

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value:  In order to determine what to do with “Deemed Consent” confirmed by the Council on a house divided into flats many years ago I approached several planning consultants for opinion and also quotes for formalisation service packages.

I was pleasantly impressed with the response I got from Chris Pipe at Planning House who said the Council’s correspondence was actually quite valuable and may be offered a “red-tape- free” way forward.

That was a fresh, innovative and absolutely logical approach.

Very helpful. Even though I did not get the same from the Council. I must thank Chris for her supportive explanations and suggestions.

Anil Meghji Shah, Enfield

Professionalism, Very Impressive on the services provided by Chris.  She is very professional in dealing with Local authority, much appreciated for her help.  I would recommend her and I will definitely work with her again.

Warren Liew, Kingston Upon Thames

My wife and I want to THANK YOU very much for the best and most wonderful Christmas present, it really made our Christmas. It lifted a cloud from us.

D & P Wheatley, North Tyneside

Planning House was exemplary in gaining planning permission on an 8 Bed HMO in an Article 4 area. She was methodical and organised and her experience shone through in handling the case. A very safe pair of hands.

Paul Million, Real Property (UK) Ltd

My personal thanks to Planning House who has done a great job at progressing the whole process, which was brand new to me, and has kept me well informed throughout. That certainly made it much easier for me to follow and understand the various obstacles to be jumped.

D Keenan, Maiden Law, Co. Durham

Helen and Planning House have successfully secured us planning for a dwelling (against officers recommendation of refusal) where we stable and keep our horses. Helen has kept us up to date throughout the planning journey and consistently looked for opportunities to navigate through the red planning tape. I would highly recommend Planning House and will be returning when we come to submitting our reserved matters application. Thanks Helen and team you have made our dreams come true.

Steven Kerby, Co. Durham

Helen and Planning House represented us in been granted outline planning permission for a dwelling at our equestrian premises at Cold Hesledon.  Our stable block had been consistently targeted with crime and as horse owners we were becoming increasingly concerned of the welfare of our animals.  We knew we needed an expert to assist us with our proposal to build a property at the site and Helen and Planning House came highly recommended.  Helen continuously kept us up to date on the progress of the application and invested time in numerous meetings with the planning officer to navigate through the mountains of red planning tape.  Our application was recommended for refusal by the planning officer and subsequently called to the local planning committee meeting to make decision.  Helen attended the committee meeting on our behalf and provided an overview to the reason our application should be permitted resulting in a vote of 8-3 for the planning to be approved. We are delighted to be able to progress with our dream of building a home in the countryside and could never have done it without Helen and Planning House. – Thank You.

Nicholas Cordner, Co. Durham

Highly recommend Chris Pipe as a planner, her approach was second to none and made us feel we were in good hands instantly. We required her expertise to obtain approval for outline permission of a home in our woodland. Chris was very easy to communicate with and answered all our questions/queries in a timely manner.

Chris used her extensive knowledge and skill to secure permission for a rural worker dwelling at our forestry business in County Durham. Chris has achieved something we thought was going to be impossible. Only a very small percentage of permission is granted for forest/woodland dwellings. We cannot thank Chris enough for her support and obtaining this massive result for us! We would recommend her services and would absolutely use her again.

Janice & Justin Howarth, Edderacres Plantation, Castle Eden

Planning House has been commissioned by Yorkshire Ambulance Service for several planning matters across their estate, including a strategic analysis of possible alternative uses of potential disposal sites and a review of planning consents, and renewals where required.  The service received from Planning House has been excellent.  Chris is professional, knowledgeable and personable. All matters have been dealt with in a timely manner, and Chris communicated progress to the Trust regularly throughout all instructions.   I would not hesitate to recommend Planning House to prospective clients for any planning related matters. 

Louise English, Yorkshire Ambulance Service

quotation%20marks2I had the privilege of working with Chris Pipe (Director and founder of Planning House) at public sector level some years ago. At that time, Chris was the lead officer heading a dynamic, highly talented and successful planning team. It is so amazing to see that Chris’s new venture (Planning House) has won national awards and recognition throughout the UK for services to town planning – this success is down to Chris’s personal touch, an intricate knowledge of planning law, and an efficiency/effectiveness to understand project objectives and requirements. If you require professional independent planning services (regardless of scale/size/complexity) I would look no further than Planning House.quotation%20marks

Stephen Telford, Northpoint Geotechnical

quotation%20marks2My wife and I would like to thank Chris Pipe for the professional and caring way that she secured planning permission for a dwelling on a piece of adjacent land.  What we thought would be a drawn out and stressful process was quite painless because of the expertise and the ability of Chris.  Many thanks.quotation%20marks

Kate & Philip Brighton, Chesterfield

quotation%20marks2Having a very complex case I was recommended Chris by a friend.  Her knowledge on planning policies and issues was second to none.  The service I received was very professional in all of the circumstances.  My case was very personal and Chris supported me throughout the difficult times.  Chris you were a star.  I will be recommending you to all my family and friends.quotation%20marks

Diane Shadforth, Hartlepool

quotation%20marks2We have always found Chris to be personable, professional, informed and extremely knowledgeable not just about policy but the maze that is political process.  We have no hesitation in recommending Chris’ services to our clients.quotation%20marks

Gary Needham, National Land Director LSL

quotation%20marks2We instructed Chris Pipe, Planning Director at Planning House to prepare, submit and negotiate a pre planning application in respect of a potential building plot in our garden which was successful. Following that she made an outline planning application for the erection of a detached dwelling which, following her negotiations with the planning officer and despite two objections, was approved with no onerous conditions.  The service provided to us was excellent, we recommend her services wholeheartedly.quotation%20marks

Drew & Sue Edwards, Northallerton

quotation%20marks2Having worked with Chris in the Countrywide land teams, I can safely say that not only is her planning expertise second to none, but she is also capable of understanding the commercial viability of developments, which can be a rare commodity in the planning world.

I have many years experience in the land markets, and suffice to say, if I need planning advice, or any of my clients need to obtain planning, or, indeed I just need a specific answer to what can and can’t be done, regardless of the local authority in question, then I simply call or refer to Chris.quotation%20marks

Nick Bevan, Land & Development Consultant, London & South East

quotation%20marks2We were recommended Chris Pipe to conduct a planning application for a new build, on land that is currently been used as a car park and in a conservation area. We knew we needed someone who could deal with this sensitively, but thoroughly and, who would be professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of planning, design and planning legislations. Chris Pipe was all of these and more.

She was personable, professional and accommodating on her first visit and instantly we knew she was the right person for the job. Her knowledge is second to none as was her ability to liaise with planning department to get the initial stages completed successfully and without complications.

The design and final stages were completed also without problem, again, due to Chris’s consummate professionalism. The granting of planning permission on the 4th of April 2017 was entirely due to the thorough detail Chris had put into our application and despite 24 objections and having to go before the Planning Committee, went through first time without any amendments or alterations.

We would thoroughly and, without hesitation, recommend Chris Pipe and her company Planning House to anyone needing any planning services. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Chris.quotation%20marks

Steve and Linda Braithwell, Doncaster

quotation%20marks2Thank you so much for your efforts in dealing with my planning issues.  The service was both very professional and very prompt.  I don’t know if we have succeeded in our efforts yet but I do know nothing more could have been done to achieve a positive result.

I would / will use your service again and would recommend you to any prospective clients in future.quotation%20marks

N. Pullan, Killinghall, Harrogate

quotation%20marks2Was recommended this company to assist with some building application issues we had.  We were very grateful for their expertise, which was extremely helpful to us.  Very quick response time too, I would highly recommend.  Thanks.quotation%20marks

S. Henderson, Houghton le Spring, Sunderland

quotation%20marks2Many thanks to Chris Pipe for securing our planning permission. We would highly recommend Chris for her most valuable and excellent support, professionalism and knowledge.quotation%20marks

Barry Finley, Durham

quotation%20marks2I called Planning House a little too late on a Friday afternoon and Chris Pipe answered my call immediately; this is already a sign of someone committed to their profession! Chris spent a considerable amount of time discussing my planning queries and assisting me to form a robust argument to support my case. Chris’ knowledge of her field of expertise, coupled with her extensive experience of the inner workings of the planning department, means she has all the answers at her fingertips, and knows precisely which arguments are likely to fly, and which are not. I highly recommend Planning House as my experience of working with Chris was excellent.quotation%20marks

Edward Phillips, London

quotation%20marks2I emailed quite late in the evening not expecting a response until the next day. I got a response with 20 minutes . Chris Pipe answered all my questions. I would highly recommend her if there is information you need.quotation%20marks

Sharon Marriott, Bury, Greater Manchester

 

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