Welcome to LRJ Planning

I offer a professional and competitively priced planning service that maximises your chances of securing planning permission. I am a Chartered Town Planner with 20 years of experience working in the planning and development industry. I have operated at a senior level in local government and private practice. I have worked on a range of schemes including household extensions, commercial projects, regeneration projects and major residential development.

I am here to provide a one stop service and guide you through the planning process, which can be complex. I offer a range of services including:

  • Planning appeals for refused planning applications including house extensions, HMO’s, takeaways, flat conversions, vehicle access and new houses etc.
  • Securing lawful development certificates for short term commercial lets (AirBnb).
  • Appeals against Enforcement Notices.
  • Preparation, submission and management of planning applications.
  • Objection letters.
  • Submission of pre-application enquires with Council.
  • Pre-application publicity/consultation for major development schemes.
  • Development appraisals.

Reviews from clients

You were extremely helpful, very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I had a reply within minutes.  More than happy to recommend your services. I explained I was only ringing for advice and they still gave me plenty of time, very helpful.

Angela Lloyd


I recently used their services for planning refusals. They were quick to respond and took my case on lodging the appeal/objection within a 48 hour deadline. They were knowledgeable, helpful, and very quick to grasp the essentials of my appeal completing the submission within the deadline required.



I found the objection Planning service very helpful. I had a limited period to put forward an objection to a building project.
The company answered my email/telephone calls promptly and I felt very reassured with my first contact.
I would definitely recommend their services as I found their approach and content of the commission report very constructive , having done their research.
I was happy with the services as I was kept informed of it`s progress and allowed to input any other information needed.
The report was completed within the time scale as discussed.

Many thanks


I would absolutely recommend this Planning company – my experience from start to finish was excellent. My elderly parents wanted someone to write a professional objection that they had to a building for which their next-door neighbours had submitted planning permission. A stressful situation at any time and raised in importance during lockdown. I contacted this company  entirely at random from the internet, my experience was :

My initial call was answered at 9pm and I outlined my parent’s requirements

I received an E mail the following day with details as to how we could proceed and a clear quotation of the costs involved.

a call was arranged for that evening with myself, my parents, and the consultant to pass on additional details not available via the council’s portal.

The document was comprehensive and professional and was agreed by my parents.

The document was uploaded onto the Council’s portal exactly one week after my initial contact.

To date we do not know how effective the objection has been, as we are awaiting the council’s process to be completed, but my parents are content that they can/ could  do no more, as the objection letter ,is we feel, the best that we could have submitted.

At every stage every timescale was met – such a rarity these days . Thank you for your professionalism at this difficult time.

Joe Pita

I found this planning company extremely helpful and talked me through all the options with patience and professionalism. They immediately put my mind at ease and I could contact them at a moments notice and they always were willing to talk and nothing was too much trouble.

The letter that was written was brilliant. Everything was covered and done within an extremely short time frame. I discussed every point along the way and they answered all my questions in a kind and empathetic way.

I would totally recommend this planning company  and recommend them to my friends and family. If in the future I should require their services I would not hesitate to use them. It is refreshing to find a company which has the time, patience and understanding to do a job quickly and professionally while being excellent value for money.

Thank you so much for all your help at a difficult time.

Best regards

Jo Butcher

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