Planning Consultancy Services in Colchester, Ipswich & London

Planning is a specialist field that many people find themselves involved in without particularly wanting to be.

Whether it’s as an applicant needing planning permission for a building project or as a neighbour wanting to object to a building project, the planning system can be daunting and confusing. Whichever side of the fence you find yourself on, either as applicant or as a neighbour, Attwells Planning Consultants can help.

What is a Planning Consultant?

A planning consultant is a professional advisor who offers a wide range of advice regarding all matters relating to planning, this includes land, property development, environmental issues or private residential projects such as extensions or outbuildings.

A planning consultant will assist you with the red tape and protocol surrounding the planning process. This will often mean you save time, money and any unnecessary stress as they foresee potential issues that could be overlooked such as party-wall agreements or objections. Attwells would always recommend you discuss your planning matter with a planning consultant before you have any plans drawn up.

Why use Attwells Planning Consultants?

Planning consultants are specialists in their field. At Attwells, our team of Planning Consultants have many years of experience in all aspects of the planning system. Our Planning Consultants all previously worked in local authorities (councils), and so are best placed to understand the complexities of the process and how to best argue a case to be considered by a council. Our Planning Consultants are planning experts, so much so they provide training to many local authority officers in a range of planning and enforcement areas!

Regardless of the size of your project, we can help with providing expert advice:

We aim to open a healthy dialogue between clients and other parties to create solutions for the individuals and businesses we represent. Client care is a major focus for our team. We offer a personal, tailored approach to all of our planning services.

Fixed Fee Planning Consultancy Services

We offer fixed fees for a lot of our work so you now from the outset how much you will be charged.

If your planning matter needs legal planning advice our in-house planning lawyers are on hand to assist.


Objection Letters - Enquire

Domestic Development

Commercial Development

1 to 6 Dwellings

£450 plus VAT

£600 plus VAT

£600 plus VAT

Planning Application - Enquire

Domestic Development

Outline Permission for 1 – 3 Dwellings

Full Permission for 1 – 3 Dwellings

£600 plus VAT and application fee

£1500 plus VAT and application fee

£1800 plus VAT and application fee

Planning Appeal - Enquire

Domestic Development

1 – 3 Dwellings

£600 plus VAT

£950 plus VAT

Desktop Appraisal - Enquire

Sites up to 0.1 hectares

Sites over 0.1 hectares

£750 plus VAT

£1,300 plus VAT

Advice on your planning matter - Enquire

Initial Hour's Advice

£195 plus VAT

We are happy to work remotely for UK clients and can provide site visits for clients in Essex, Suffolk and London. 

For a free initial chat please contact Fiona Bradley.