We work with PB Planning Consultancy
Limited on schemes where a level of planning expertise is required. Our
planning consultant has ten years local authority experience of processing and
determining planning applications and five years experience working as an
independent planning consultant.
consultant has worked in the planning departments of the London Boroughs of
Waltham Forest, Hackney, Enfield and Lambeth and also has significant private
sector experience in north and east London boroughs such as Redbridge, Barking
& Dagenham, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Camden, Bexley, Brent,
Hammersmith & Fulham.
PB Planning Consultancy has particular expertise
in the following issues: Planning Enforcement, C4 HMOs, Flat Conversions, New
Build Residential Schemes, Office to Residential Conversions, Site
Acquisitions/Development Potential Appraisal, Planning Appeals, Changes of Use
and, Certificate of Lawfulness applications to regularise development without
HMOs – Many boroughs have introduced Article 4
Directions covering C4 HMOs. PB Planning have had success in establishing C4
HMO rights for properties in areas that have Article 4 Directions in place.
of Lawfulness – A lot of development takes place
without planning permission but can often be regularised with a Certificate of
Lawfulness. PB Planning are able to compile and assess evidence to give
Certificate of Lawfulness applications the best chance of success.
Conversions – Planning standards have significantly
tightened with regard to flat conversions and designing schemes to have the
appropriate layout is a difficult process. Professional planning input is vital
to ensure such proposals stand the best chance of success.
Build Residential – Whether you have land to
develop a single house, multiple flats or a large housing development, we are
able to use our knowledge to design the most efficient schemes. We have a particularly
good track record of achieving new dwellings in tight plots adjoining existing
Enforcement – Carrying out unauthorised development
can result in the stress of an enforcement investigation and the possibility of
an enforcement notice being served – even leading to fines. PB Planning are
able to liaise and negotiate with local authority enforcement officers as well
as submit applications or appeals to try to retain the unauthorised
Acquisition/Development Appraisal – Assessing the
development feasibility of a potential site purchase is difficult without
expert planning input. PB Planning has advised various developers on purchases
and successfully steered proposals from pre-purchase to the granting of
If you already own a site and think that
you may have potential for development, or would like to know how best to
maximise your site’s development value or what strategy to employ, then we can
visit your site and produce an appraisal report. Many clients waste time and
money on speculative applications without having taken expert advice or giving
any consideration to strategy. Engaging our services can save you significant
time and money.