Aspbury Planning, proud winners of Development Scheme of the Year
for Witham St Hugh’s, Lincolnshire at the RTPI East Midlands Awards.

“Aspbury Planning bring a refreshingly personal touch to planning and their attention to detail makes them not only a pleasure to work with, but also very effective in securing the right result” - Guy Warner, Warner’s Budgens.

“The work undertaken for us by Aspbury Planning was of a very high standard. The consultancy is very professional and trustworthy” - Chris Doy, Development Control Manager, Bolsover District Council.

“We focus first and foremost on delivering the very best outcome for you - finding out exactly what you want to achieve and doing everything we can to make it happen.”

Mike Downes BA BPI MRTPI

I started out as a Local Government Planning Officer and then worked for several major house building companies as Land Manager and Strategic Planning Advisor before joining the Practice in 1996.  With over 20 years’ experience of both public and private sectors, I boast valuable insights into the workings of Local Authority, pressure groups and the development industry.  As such, I am the company’s ‘go-to guy’ for local plan site promotion work, Development Control outsourcing from local authorities and major housing developments.  I am a fully accredited member of the RTPI.

A quirky fact about me: I was formerly a football coach and regularly traded coaching tips with Brian Clough at our local newsagent in West Bridgford.


In the increasingly complex world of planning and development, we are here to take away your worry and uncertainty.

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Our team of planning consultants includes specialists with experience in local authority, the housebuilding industry and building conservation and heritage – so we can see things from a range of important perspectives.

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We understand that members of the public and stakeholders have a vested interest in major development proposals. We are committed to keeping communities informed of proposals through early public engagement.

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