Squires Planning is a specialist Town and Country Planning Consultancy. We provide the full range of professional planning services including consultancy, planning application, development appraisals, planning policy, landowner advice and much more throughout England and Wales. Our most popular services are shown below, but this is not an exhaustive list and if the services you require are not listed please contact us using the form below and we can discuss your specific requirements further.
Putting together a planning application can be a time-consuming and complex process which can lead to costly delays if handled incorrectly. We prepare, submit and manage big and small applications.
If you've had your application refused we can take a look at it with fresh eyes and if we believe you have a fair chance of success, take you through the appeal process.
If you have planning permission it can often come with a complicated set of conditions to satisfy before you can get on with the development - we can get these discharged quickly allowing you to get on with your development.
We prepare planning policy and associated evidence based documents for local and neighbourhood planning bodies. This includes SA/SEA, Site Assessments, Green Space Review, Heritage Assets, and much more...
We find people are told they can't build or extend before their permitted development rights have been considered. We can advise on what you can do without the need for planning permission and if necessary use these rights as part of a wider strategy to get the development you really want.
We assist a range of groups in preparing neighbourhood plans for their areas, guiding them from the very start through the regulatory hoops to the plan coming in to use.
Let us take the lead, we will bring together our network of specialists to deliver your complex projects on time.
If you are considering buying a plot of land, you should understand its development potential from the outset. We can quickly advise on the site's limitations and on a way forward.
We promote land with a view to getting it allocated in the development plan (Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plan) for the area. The best approach to promoting a site is often site-specific so get in touch and we can advise on the way forward.
Andrew Metcalfe MPlan(Hons) MRTPI wants to have a visible impact on the built world around him. After studying Town & Country Planning at the University of Liverpool he has gone on to work in the private, public and voluntary (via Planning Aid) sectors. He has been involved in a wide range of projects (TCPA and NSIP) across England and Wales from site promotion, planning applications, and planning appeals to planning policy and development management/control.
He has a sound track record of taking projects from inception to completion and works closely with his clients to ensure that projects are kept on target and budget. Using his network of specialist sub-consultants he ensures that issues are quickly resolved and costs are only incurred where necessary to secure the desired outcome.
Andrew is a qualified planning consultant and Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
If you would like to discuss your project with one of our team, get in touch using the details below or by using our contact form.
For all general enquiries please phone us on 01293 978 200
Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office is based just outside Gatwick/Crawley, our office hours are:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
We are moving, the office address from 1st February 2020 is Squires Planning, The Long Barn, Poplars Place, Crawley Down, RH10 4HH. Please note that meetings are by appointment only.