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.”

Planning applications and other consents

Drawing up planning applications and seeing them through to a successful outcome is one of our core responsibilities.

Our expertise and deep understanding of development control processes allow us to:

  • Identify the main planning issues in any case
  • Advise on how best to formulate and present an application
  • Co-ordinate the input of other professionals in the team
  • Act as your nominated agent for the planning application stage

Our remit may also include:

  • Pre-application and post-application consultation and negotiation with local authorities, stakeholders and other relevant bodies
  • Organising and taking part in community engagement events
  • Providing town planning input into Environmental Impact Assessments and other relevant supporting materials
  • Preparing Design and Access Statements, Town Planning Statements and Heritage Impact Assessments (where necessary) to support an application
  • Drawing up ‘heads of terms’ for planning obligations
  • Drafting planning conditions
  • Agreeing planning obligations and planning conditions with the authorities – and ensuring sure these are met
  • Presentations to planning committees

In addition to general planning applications, there is an extensive range of interconnected consents for which approval may be required as part of the planning process.  We will assess each individual project, then advise and assist you in obtaining any consents required for that proposal, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Reserved Matters
  • Lawful Development Certificates (LDC)
  • Prior Notifications
  • Listed building consent
  • Conservation area consent
  • Advertisement consent
  • Section 106 (legal agreement)
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO)
  • Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)
  • Certificate of Lawfulness Existing Use or Development (CLEUD)
  • Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)


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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