Professional planning advice has never been more important. The planning system is continuously being reviewed and amended, where significant changes have already been introduced through the Localism Bill and the National Planning Policy Framework, with further significant changes expected in the near future.

The planning process is becoming increasingly onerous due to the fundamental changes that have been made to the planning system and changes in expectations of what development can deliver. The government is also giving local planning authorities and community groups greater control to shape and manage development. Directions Planning Consultancy can help guide you through the planning system. Our advice is pragmatic and insightful. We have a real intellectual passion for planning which drives the forward thinking and creative service we provide.

Private Individuals

However large or small your plans, Directions Planning Consultancy can help you. We offer a friendly, comprehensive and effective service which aims to guide you through the planning system to make your plans a reality. We are able to provide as much or little support as you require to help secure planning permission.

Land Owners

If you believe your land has potential for development then we can assess the future prospects and advise on the best strategy for securing development to maximise the value of your land.

Directions Planning Consultancy works with land agents, solicitors, valuers and developers to ensure your short term interests are protected and any long term prospects are promoted.


The current planning system provides both short and long term opportunities for Estates to secure additional income or to diversify activity. In addition, changes in legislation and the implications of the government's Big Society Agenda indicate that there may well be new and important opportunities emerging for Estates to capitalise upon.

Directions Planning Consultancy provides astute advice which takes account of the individual needs of your Estate to protect its integrity, whilst still maximising value.


Planning requirements are becoming increasingly onerous and there would appear to be more obstacles to contend with in securing planning permissions. In addition, the expectations of local authorities have increased in recent times whilst planning policy at local, regional and national levels continues to change. Sound planning advice is, therefore, essential if viability is to be protected and deliverable planning proposals secured.


Directions Planning Consultancy is able to provide you with planning support. If you simply want to be able to focus on the design issues, require specific planning policy support, or would like us to deal with local authority planners, then we can help.

Community Groups

Directions Planning Consultancy works with community organisations to help express concerns and objections. As your advocate, we can turn your thoughts into representations, or provide a voice for you in the planning process.

We will ensure your views are understood and are taken into consideration.

Public Sector

Directions Planning Consultancy provides a number of flexible and cost effective services to local authorities. We aim to add value, support and advise local planning authorities in a number of ways that will help deliver sound and responsive planning functions.

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