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Nigel Locke Planning Consultant 

Our Services

Our Services

Consultancy Services:

  • Planning Appeals
  • Planning Applications
  • Pre-Application Submissions
  • Permission in Principle Submissions
  • Design & Access and Planning Statements (specialist service to architects, designers and developer clients)
  • Planning Appraisals
  • A desktop study to assess the planning potential of a property or a site. Written report provided with conclusions and recommendations.

Free initial email consultation without obligation.


Planning Appeals


If you have been refused planning consent I will be pleased to advise you without obligation of your chances of success in making an appeal or a revised planning application.


My appeal service covers written representation appeals in response to refusals of the following application types:


  • Residential Applications
  • Change of Use
  • Certificate of Lawfulness
  • Commercial Property
  • Enforcement Appeals
  • Conversions
  • New Builds

I will prepare a draft statement of case for your approval and this will then be submitted together with the appeal application and supporting documentation to the Planning Inspectorate. I will deal with all ongoing correspondence and a final submission on the council’s statement if necessary.


My low overheads and years of experience mean that I can offer a specialist professional service at low fees.


Householder Appeal Procedure


Householder Applications at low fees, covering all areas of the country. This includes full Statement of Case, Appeal Application Form and supporting documentation and ongoing correspondence with The Planning Inspectorate through to decision.


Residential Development, Change of Use and Commercial Appeal Procedure


This includes full Statement of Case, Appeal Application Form and supporting documentation and ongoing correspondence with The Planning Inspectorate through to decision. It also includes final comments on the Local Planning Authority’s statement if necessary.


Email for a free initial consultation and fee quote.


Planning Applications


For residential and commercial developments and change of use. Also prior approval applications for permitted developments.


I work with a number of local architects and designers, who provide the design and drawing services required for all applications. The applications will then be managed by myself.


Some applications require reports from specialist consultants i.e. transport assessments; habitat surveys and flood risk assessments, tree surveys and contamination reports etc. I have built up a network of contacts to provide these services under my overall supervision.


Email for a free initial consultation and fee quote.


Pre-Application Submissions


This is a quicker and cheaper way of getting an informal opinion from the Local Planning Authority as to whether or not a development proposal is likely to receive approval at full planning stage.


Please contact to see if a Pre-Application submission would be suitable for your proposal.


Permission in Principle


On some brownfield sites it is not possible to submit a Permission in Principle Application with just a site plan. If approved then a full application to approve the techincal details will be required.


Please contact to see if a Permission in Principle Application would be suitable for your proposal.