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Barn Conversion Planning Consultants Hereford. En-Plan: Planning & Architectural Consultants for Hereford. Planning Consultants Hereford. Planning Applications Hereford.



“Experienced Planning & Architectural Consultants offering a friendly and professional service catering to all your planning and architectural requirements in Hereford
and Herefordshire."


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A little bit about what we do.


A little bit about what we do.


Preparation and submission of Listed Building Applications undertaken.



Full Technical Specification provided for any project from extensions to newbuild.



Full drawing and design service offered.  We take a creative approach to probelm solving through design.



Let us help you to un-lock the value in your land or property with a free no obigation consultation.

EN-PLAN are well positioned to provide Planning and Architectural Consultancy assistance to clients in the Hereford and Herefordshire. From inception of the scheme, including drawings and planning/building control applications, through to completion we work on a range of schemes including; barn conversions, office refurbishment, agricultural buildings, new builds and listed buildings, and we pride ourselves on our dynamic and practical approach to planning and development in Hereford.

We have an excellent working relationship with Herefordshire Council and a full working knowledge of the Planning Policy that covers the planning application process. The planning policies in Herefordshire are outlined in the Herefordshire Local Plan. The Local Plan sets out the strategic vision, objectives, and policies for the development and use of land in Herefordshire. The current adopted Local Plan covers the period from 2011 to 2031. However, it's important to note that planning policies can be subject to updates and revisions over time. The Herefordshire Local Plan covers various aspects of planning, including housing, employment, transportation, infrastructure, community facilities, and environmental considerations. Some key elements of the planning policies in Herefordshire include:

  1. Housing: The Local Plan identifies housing needs and provides policies for housing development, including the provision of affordable housing, protection of green spaces, and sustainable development practices. It sets out guidelines for the location, size, and design of new housing developments.

  2. Employment and Economy: The Local Plan aims to support the growth of the local economy by providing policies for employment land, business development, and the protection of key employment sites. It seeks to encourage a diverse range of job opportunities and support sustainable economic growth.

  3. Infrastructure and Transport: The Local Plan addresses the need for infrastructure, including transportation networks, utilities, and community facilities. It considers the provision of transport infrastructure and connectivity, sustainable travel options, and the integration of new developments with existing infrastructure.

  4. Environment and Heritage: The Local Plan includes policies for the protection and enhancement of the natural and built environment. It addresses issues such as biodiversity, flood risk management, landscape character, heritage assets, and sustainable resource management.At En-Plan

At En-Plan we have a full working knoweldge of the policy positions outlined above and adopt a collaborative approach when working with the Council and client to achieve a successful outcome.  Our close working relationships with local authority planning and conservation and building control officers enables us to adapt to fast changing regulations and complete projects in line with clients’ objectives.  We offer a complete range of  planning consultancy and architectural design services. This means we are one of the few companies that can offer a ‘one stop shop’ service from inception to completion and have a proven track record in delivering planning approvals in Hereford.

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, we have an excellent and up-to-date understanding of planning law and legislation. We also prepare listed building applications and Certificates of Lawfulness and can discuss any planning issues that may be affecting you as a third party.

Initial work often involves a planning appraisal, which will involve making an assessment of the physical aspects of the site and the relevant planning policies that apply. This background information allows us to develop a set of parameters that assist in the design process. Initially this may often be in sketch form in order to obtain pre-application advice from the local authority. Once we have established agreement relating to principles such as development, design, layout, scale, mass, density and form, we then progress with a formal planning application.

As part of our service we offer a free no obligation consultation to discuss your proposal as not  all development requires planning permission as some development is allowed, this is called permitted development.  You can find out if you need planning permission on the Government’s Planning Portal website.


Our role is to take responsibility. We see securing planning permission as much more than just complying with the relevant planning regulations. We believe in providing clear and concise recommendations, which identifies planning risk and opportunities and is part of a comprehensive analysis of all options for the site in question.

We have an excellent track record in achieving planning consent and provide our own in house architectural design service.  We can also provide your  with the additional specialist reports required alongside a formal planning application whether that be a Flood Risk Assessment or a Heritage Statement.

Post planning approval we can assist in discharging planning conditions attached to your permission and thereby speed up the delivery of your development and we can manage your Building Regulations Application and provide the technical detail required for this, thereby giving you approved technical specification with which to build from.

Please CONTACT us for a FREE initial consultationWe will be happy to assist with any planning and/or architecture related query to progress your project.  Please see our "PROJECTS" page for more examples of the work we have been involved in.


Further Information

Contact Details for Herefordshire County Council

Address: Plough Ln, Hereford HR4 0LE

Phone: 01432 260000



See what our customers are saying.


Review for Simon Smith – Planning and Development Consultant


‘ Simon Smith assisted me on a potential planning application which affected my property. His advice and professional guidance has proved invaluable.

He took all the time I needed to guide me through the complicated language of the application and how to effectively respond to my local Planning Application Office. With his help I received an immediate response and felt secure that my views would be listened to and there would be a fair consultation.

Simon provides real time, high quality professional and valuable advice. He strives to deliver Five Star service, concentrating on your concerns and I would not hesitate to recommend him’


‘Great job – well done !’

Jason Taylor



Shropshire Office


Back Lane

Bomere Heath



Norfolk Office

34 Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Kings Lynn


PE30 4BX

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