Welcome to Rob Duncan Planning

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy offers professional and timely advice on all aspects of Town and Country Planning. Working with both private and public sector clients, the practice has established a strong track record of success.

As qualified Planning Consultants serving the wider Staffordshire and West Midlands area, we provide advice and deliver planning permissions for a wide range of schemes including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Business
  • Leisure
  • Retail
  • Changes of use

Securing sound planning advice can greatly enhance the prospects of your planning application succeeding, and minimise unnecessary delays.

Planning Applications

We can advise you about the process and the role of the Local Authority, as well as undertaking pre-application discussions and lodging the application itself.

Site Appraisals

Site appraisal service incorporating a desk top review of the site history and planning constraints, a site inspection and preparation of a report summarising the development potential of the site.

Planning Appeals

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy has the expert knowledge and experience to evaluate the Council's reasons for refusal, and to outline the likely prospect of success at appeal.

Lawful Development Certificates

The system of Lawful Development Certificates enables an applicant to apply to their Local Authority for a certificate saying that an existing use or development is lawful.

Enforcement Advice and Appeals

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy can advise you on your options if you are served with an Enforcement Notice including the preparation and submission of appeal against the Notice.

Development Plan Representations

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy can assist landowners in making representations to the Local Authority with the aim of having that land allocated within the resultant Development Plan Document.

Instruction of Counsel

If you intend to lodge an appeal we can act on your behalf preparing quality appeal statements and proofs of evidence, and can also instruct Planning Barristers directly without you having to involve a Solicitor.

Design & Access Statements

Design and Access Statements are required for most forms of development, including household developments in Conservation Areas. Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy can provide advice and assistance in the early stages of formulating a scheme, and prepare a quality Design and Access Statement to accompany your applicaton.

Discharge of Planning Conditions

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy offers advice and assistance on the discharge of planning conditions imposed on planning permissions including the provision of supporting documentation, and liaison with the Local Authority.

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