Deliverng success in the Planning System



Planning Consultancy

Planning applications are the cornerstone for the planning system.  Obtaining planning permission can bring about significant gains and help to maximise the value of your property. As a Planning and Architectural Consultancy EN-PLAN are able to advise you on how best to obtain planning permission no matter the size of the project, providing expert advice on issues to be taken into account prior to submission to the Local Planning Authority through to decision.

En-Plan Planning and Architectural Consultants work in both the rural and urban sectors and have dealt with a large range of projects from large residential developments to smaller contentious household extensions.  We have dealt with all facets of rural planing from agricultural development of barn conversions either under the Part Q Prior Approval scheme or a full application. As a multi-skilled consultancy we really can offer you an integrated service that is dynamic and responsive.

The key services we offer as a Planning Consultancy are:

Planning appraisals and Pre-Application  Planning Advice

This initial appraisal of your project and property allow us to make an informed decision on the best way forward together and if required enter into a pre-application discussion with the Local Planning Authority in order to assess the proposal before too much time and money is invested in the scheme. READ MORE

Planning Applications

EN-PLAN routinely prepare and submit planning applications for a variety of proposals, ranging from small to medium sized redevelopments to larger development proposals and unique one-off projects for local developers and individuals. With a background in Local Authority Development Control, our planning consultants have an excellent and up-to-date understanding of planning law and legislation. We also prepare listed building applications and Certificates of Lawfulness that are detailed below. READ MORE

Planning Appeals

If you have had a refusal of planning permission, all is not lost. You can appeal the decision within 6 months of the date of the refusal notice (or 12 weeks for householder planning applications). READ MORE

Planning Enforcement

With a background in Local Authority Planning Enforcement our resident expert Neil Langley can guide your through this often complex area of planning. READ MORE


Barn Conversions

The conversion of rural buildings to residential dwellings can often throw up planning challenges. It is important to approach such conversions in the correct way in order to ensure the best case is presented to the local planning authority maximising your chances of the application being approved.

We have considerable experience within Norfolk and Suffolk and are able to offer the benefit of this to our clients. Early pre-application advice is always recommended. READ MORE

Residential Development

We have a proven track record of securing planing permission for new residential developemnt on difficult and constrained sites.  Let us unlock the potential of your land. READ MORE

Rural Planning

Let us unlock the development potential in your land whether it is for agriculture or commercial we are ideally placed to meet the challenges of rural planning. READ MORE

Design & Access Statements

Created and crafted to ease planing applications through the planing system we always strive for excellence in this area. READ MORE

Change of Use Planning Applications

EN-PLAN has expertise in planning law and Change of Use planning permission can help you with obtaining land use consent. We can also give advice on the change of use application requirements and negotiating your responsibilities within this sector. READ MORE

Planning Objections

Is there a planning proposal in your area that will affect you, and against which you want to make a protest that will have real impact? Do you want to become an important third party in a planning appeal? These are all areas in which we specialise. READ MORE

Property Sub-division

f you have a larger property we can help you sub-divide the property into smaller flats in order to maximise the yield from the property and increase your cash flow. READ MORE

House in Multiple Occupation - HMO'S

We are able to guide you through the planning and building regulations system in order that we can deliver a bespoke development that will meet all regulatory requirements whilst maximising the financial return from your investment. READ MORE

Garages, Annexes and Outbuildings

A lot of these developments will not require planing permission but we can guide you through the planning system in order that you comply with the relevant legislation and gain planning approval where required.  Whether you want your dream garden office or need a granny annex to ensure care for an ageing relative we will be able to provide planing and architectural services that will ensure success. READ MORE

Property Development

Let En-Plan: Planning & Architecture unlock the development potential of your property whether it is through a  re-modelling of the property or an extension.  We can help you achieve the maximum financial return and add real value to your to your development project. READ MORE

Equine Development

Let En-Plan: Planning and Architecture provide you with Planning & Architectural services whether it is a small personal development or you are involved in the equine business.  e have a proved track record of delivering success in this field. READ MORE

Certificates of Lawfulness

We can help you obtain a Certificate of Lawfulness by assisting your application to council and even seeing through an appeal if necessary. We do this by ensuring you have the right evidence to back up your application in the first place, as well as guiding you through any potential pitfalls along the way.


Prior Approval - Larger Home Extensions

The Prior Approval Scheme for larger home extensions now allows for between three and six metres extensions for terraced  and semi-detached properties and up to eight metres for detached units. 


Flood Risk Assessment

We can provide you with a Flood Risk Assessment to accompany a planning application in house as part of our one stop shop service.  We have a proven track record of producing such assessments and having these approved by the Environment Agency. READ MORE

Advertisement Consent

We have the ability to provide you with the drawings and mapping you require to formulate a successful Advertisement Consent Application. READ MORE

Heritage Statements

For applications involving heritage assets a Heritage Statement will be required.  We have a proven track record in this field and can produce concise Heritage Statements to accompany any such application. READ MORE

Digital Mapping

At En-Plan we can provide you with a range of digital mapping to meet all your needs whether it is mapping to accompany a planning application or mapping to be used in a lease agreement or land sale we have a cost effective solution. READ MORE

Highways & Access

At En-Plan we can provide you with the technical details required to unlock access to your site and gain approval from the Highways Engineers who will be consulted as part of any planning application. We have a proven track record in this area in unlocking development potential through providing the correct access complete with visibility soak-away details and radius details for the access itself based on the proposed use and road type. READ MORE

Discharging Planning Conditions

We pride ourselves on our after care of clients and as part of this we can help you discharge any conditions attached to your planing approval and can speedily deal with these in order that your development can progress. READ MORE

Variation of Condition Planning Applications

As we have seen above we can provide the detail to discharge a planning condition but we can also apply to have these varied or even removed post permission should you feel a minor materila amendment is required. READ MORE

Non-Material Amendments to a Planning Permission

Staying with the topic of how to alter a planing permission after a decision has been reached we move onto the topic of non-material amendments, whereby smaller changes to an application can be dealt with very speedily and with the minimum of fuss via an application that allows you to tie any alterations made during the construction process back in with the original permission. READ MORE

En-Plan Consultants look forward to answering any questions you may have as part of a free no obligation consultation to begin the planning and development process.

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Shropshire Office


Back Lane

Bomere Heath



Norfolk Office

34 Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Kings Lynn


PE30 4BX

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