Independent Planning Consultant
With a passion for serving independent land owners and businesses across England & Wales.
We work in partnership with architects, property owners, developers, and private investors to provide expert advice and strategy to realise your
vision for development through the complete planning process.
ET Planning offers a personalised and bespoke service, tailored to your needs to help guide you through the complex planning system.
We can support you with strategic planning advice, site appraisals, planning applications, planning appeals and, when you’re in trouble, resolve enforcement disputes.
We negotiate with Local Planning Authorities on your behalf as your planning agent and find solutions that result in successful outcomes.
Our friendly and approachable team includes fully qualified chartered planners with a combined professional experience of over 75 years; who have previously worked for Local Planning Authorities including Wokingham, Bracknell, Greater London, London Borough of Ealing, Hertsmere, Wycombe, Harrow, Basingstoke, South Buckinghamshire, Chiltern, Test Valley, Hart, Chichester and Portsmouth , as well as various Private Consultancies.
How ET Planning Support Clients
When you work with ET Planning, you talk to trusted, reliable experts
We offer Diverse Specialist & Technical Knowledge
Not just consultants, but problem solvers and solution finders
ON YOUR SIDE
We provide robust & defensible advocacy on your behalf
How ET Planning Can Help.
Site Appraisal Services
Prior to making the commitment to prepare and submit a planning application we recommend our Planning Appraisal service. These Appraisals are designed to cater for members of the public with no previous exposure to Planning as well as experienced developers. If you have applied for planning permission and received a refusal notice, we can undertake a review of the Council’s justification for its refusal reasons.
We strategically prepare and co-ordinate the submission of planning applications and can act as planning agent when negotiating with the Local Planning Authority. Our team has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the planning policies, and we can guide you through the whole process for developments of all scales, from house extensions to large developments. This service also encompasses Certificate of Lawfulness & Prior Approval submissions where relevant to your development proposal.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
We have extensive knowledge and experience in successfully submitting Regulation 114 CIL Appeals to challenge the chargeable amounts in Liability Notices, as well as successfully reducing Demand Notice Surcharges at Regulation 117 Appeals. We provide advice on how to mitigate excessive charges or provide strategies to minimise the amount of CIL you pay.
We help navigate house builders, developers, institutions, and private individuals through the complex land promotion process, providing tailored advice of the plan making system. We can also provide an Estate Development Strategy, to deliver a series of smaller developments over a short timeframe to help release cash profits out of the land asset early, to assist with the funding of the land promotion program.
We have the specialist knowledge and expertise to make a strong and robust appeal against refusals of planning permission or unreasonable conditions. We also provide specialist services for Enforcement Appeals and challenges to CIL Liability Notices. ET Planning has the expertise to guide you through the appeal process and provide honest and genuine advice on the options available to you
An affordable housing viability assessment is an appraisal of the costs, values and profitability anticipated with delivering a proposed development. We can carry out cost effective initial high level viability appraisals, at design concept or pre-planning stage to assess the optimum amount and type of development which should be proposed to result in more profit in your pocket.