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“Planning Direct have achieved planning consent for us after a lengthy and fraught planning process leading to an appeal. Jamie and subsequently Nikki guided us through the initial application and the appeal, always knowledgeable in their support and advice; always professional and confident in their capability to deal with every aspect of the process; always available as a cohesive team for consultation. We were delighted by the result they achieved and so grateful we chose them to see it through. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Planning Direct to anyone. 5 stars!”
Mr and Mrs Lyon, private clients
“Planning Direct’s and in particular Nikki’s ability and knowledge with planning appeal is the best I have ever come across! Speaking to Nikki she listens, she understands, she challenges, and the breadth of her experience on appeals is top quality. Highly recommended!”
Mathew Harmsworth, senior planner
“We really like working with Planning Direct. Their knowledge and appetite for finding solutions for difficult projects is a perfect compliment for the work we do.”
Craig Driver BA(hons) DipArch RIBA Director, Hoopers Architects
“Planning Direct were engaged by the client following a recommendation from ourselves in response to a planning refusal from Islington Borough Council for an internal refit at a Grade I listed property in Lonsdale Square, London. The Planning Officer was very obstructive. Planning Direct handled the appeal in their usual efficient manner and the Appeal Inspector agreed with everything they said! The case was won hands down.

I would fully recommend Planning Direct on any project that has planning issues. We as architects are engaging Planning Direct as early as we can on a good deal of our projects at pre-application stage because their sensible and pragmatic approach and thorough research wins the day.”
Keith Johns, architect
“Great practical advice and liaison with the local authority. A positive approach and excellent planning statement achieved what we didn’t think was achievable! “
Mr and Mrs Jackson Nichols, private clients
“We are very impressed with the level of detail in Nikki’s reports. The service you provide was professional, reassuring and friendly.We had no problem entrusting you with our families biggest hurdle thus far. Thank you!”
Mr and Mrs Putnam, private clients
“Holly thank you so much for all your hard work in getting the approval for the Certificate of lawfulness.  You worked hard and patiently with a very trying Local Authority and Case Officer in a very professional manner which achieved the positive outcome . I am very glad you were the buffer between myself and them as I would haven’t been able to contain my frustration throughout the process.”
Mr Dodsworth, private client
“Thank You; we couldn’t be happier! As you know the Council rejected four applications and wasted years but thanks to Nikki’s help and expertise we have won two appeals out of two. Thank you again.”
Atif Mahmood, private client
“The process was made very simple for us. Everyone at Planning Direct was very helpful and made things easy for us.”
Mr Dato, business owner
“Planning Direct were approached about a complex case, which was serious in its nature and had been going on for a long period of time. The advice given was clean and concise and the case handled professionally through a very difficult time – the pandemic.”
Mr Mead, private client
“I like Steve’s Appeal comments as well, very effective and right to the Points that I have been trying to raise for Ages 🙂 ! Even if I can not get the planning in the end, I know I used the best company in this case.”
Mr Ramazan Erdogan, private client
“I have used Planning Direct for numerous applications and general help / enquiries. I have found them to be a wealth of knowledge and expertise in some complex areas of Listed Building Matters and various Policy Regulations.”
Mr Preston, developer
“Planning Direct have done a great job. Planning Consultant Elise obtaining approval for a project previously refused. From start to finish it was clear it really mattered to her and she diligently built the case. Thank you so much Elise.”
Mr and Mrs Eyre, landowners
“Prompt, efficient and courteous. When questions were asked by planning they were dealt with effectively by Ms Weston (Holly). Planning Direct is able to hold your hands and guide you through the complex maze of our planning system.”
Marv Capital LLP, developer
“This was our first time applying for planning permission and Elise made the entire process easy and straight forward for us. We were so happy with our agent.”
Mr and Mrs Clark, private clients
“Communications were very good; direct, prompt and always constructive. Elise also made continual contact with the case officer which was valuable”
Mr Cosgrove, private client
“Highly Recommended! Not a wasted penny!”
Mr Straderick, private client
“Sara communicated with me very well throughout my case, with regular updates and responded to any queries promptly. The service I received was done in so timely a manner – meeting the deadline set by the council.”
Mrs Richardson, private client
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