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Planning Direct employs a unique approach to every project. Following your free consultation, we will work with you to find the perfect solution for your planning issue, whether it be objecting to a planning application, securing planning permission or appealing a planning decision. We work across the length and breadth of the UK, taking on projects of all scopes and sizes, so your enquiry is guaranteed to be considered.

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How We Work

We encourage clients to contact us as early as possible to maximises chances of success. With a growing team with over seventy years of experience in designing, initiating and delivering projects, we can identify a strategic plan to achieve the best outcome for you. We believe that securing planning permission is about winning the emotional or political arguments, just as much as it is about winning the technical arguments. This way, we ensure that the crucial decision-makers will be on side to fight our corner and give us a real advantage.

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Planning Direct has an enviable record in winning planning permission, planning objections and planning appeals. We are expert planning consultants, with experience in securing planning permission for domestic extensions, ports, roads and railways, and in successfully opposing applications for many larger schemes, such as in the case of Tesco supermarket in Suffolk. We have the know-how to get the result you want, or in the words of one delighted client, “achieve the impossible.”

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Take a look at our portfolio page to see for yourself the wide range of projects we undertake. On it, you’ll find details of our successful planning application for the impressive Stommel Haus project in Norfolk, our objection to Tesco’s Hadleigh supermarket application, for which Andrew Cann was dubbed “the man who beat Tesco,” and many more. With new projects taken on regularly, you’ll be sure to see our portfolio expand rapidly, so check back in on us to find out about all of our exciting developments.

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Planning Direct have a wealth of experience demonstrated by our Portfolio.

What our clients say about us

  • “Wonderful news. Thank you for your incredible support and professional assistance”.

    You should consider using a Planning Consultancy to apply for Change of Use. There are a number of angles which we can adopt in order to put forward a succinct and thorough proposal to your local council in support if your application.

    Read how we won this case here

    Contact us to discuss your case on 01473 407911.

    Planning Direct wins another Change of Use Planning Application in London

  • “Amazing service, contact was kept throughout… always very helpful. All my questions were answered straight away… Absolutely I would recommend Planning Direct without a doubt”

    If you need to apply for retrospective Planning Permission, or indeed you need to appeal a decision Planning Direct can help you.

    Here’s how we helped this client – read more here

    Planning Direct wins retrospective planning appeal – “Amazing Service” says happy client

  • “I just want to thank your firm for the change of use you got us in Rush Green. Jamie has pulled it out the bag and sent us that good news today, he is so patient he just kept chewing at them until they said yes”.   

    If you have a  piece of land which you think could be developed Planning Direct could help you obtain the planning permission to realise its’ potential.

    Click here to read how we won this case.

    Is there room for a house in your garden?

  • “Andrew and Nikki worked hard and efficiently on our change of use application with a positive outcome and I believe this was all down to their expertise and experience, we would recommend them to anyone and would not hesitate to use them again in the future. Great work”.

    Are you looking to expand your business? Have you considered purchasing a neighbouring property and extending into it? Planning Direct can help you obtain Planning Permission for Change of Use.

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    Suffolk business now able to expand thanks to Planning Direct

  • Thank you so much for your help with this – best investment I’ve made so far in engaging you – I thought your document to the Planning Inspectorate was first class and worth every penny.

    When our Planning Application was refused for the second time we felt the reasons for refusal were weak. We asked Planning Direct whether we had good grounds for appeal. Ben was extremely positive about the points of our case, he reviewed all of the documentation we provided him and also used his own extensive knowledge of other appeals and associated decisions.

    The result was an outstanding 15-page document that clearly set out the reasons for the Councils refusal along with the positive counter-arguments and references to precedent cases for presentation to the Planning Inspectorate.

    The end result…. our appeal was upheld and permission was granted. We would not be in this position without Ben’s fantastic attention to detail and his way with words in presenting the case.

    Mr K Swinburne, New Build Family Home

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