Welcome to EC Planning & Conservation

Professional and Practical

As a qualified Chartered Town Planner with over 13 years experience working in both local authority planning departments and private practice, I fully understand the complexities of the planning system. Also being qualified in Historic Environment Conservation with extensive experience in this field, within both the public and private sector, I offer a similar service to that provided in relation to planning applications for schemes within Conservation Areas and in relation to Listed Buildings.

Services include:-

Planning applications and enforcement

  • Pre-application advice on development potential and Development Appraisals, including formal pre-application submissions and discussions with local planning authorities where required.
  • All developments catered for, from house extensions and conservatories to housing and retail schemes.
  • Submission of planning applications to the local authority.
  • Preparation of Design and Access statements and other planning statements as required.
  • A comprehensive appeal service should planning permission be refused.
  • Advice on the need for Planning Obligations (Section 106 Agreements and CIL) and negotiation with the local authority.
  • Guidance on enforcement and negotiation with the local authority.
  • Submission of written representations in support of or against the granting of planning permission.
  • Representation of applicants, objectors or other interested parties at Local Authority Planning Committee meetings and appeals.

Planning Policy

  • Advice on planning policy and the promotion of sites for development through the Local Development Framework (LDF) and Local Plan process.
  • The submission of representations to the LDF and Local Plan.

Conservation and Heritage

  • Specialist advice on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.
  • Heritage Statements and Heritage inserts for Design and Access statements and other submissions.
  • Heritage advice and submissions for Appeals of refusal of Listed Building Consent, Conservation Area Consent and other applications with Heritage and Conservation issues.