I have significant experience of dealing with the following types of applications:

Householder extensions, garages and outbuildingsNew houses and Residential developments
Lawful Development CertificatesCommercial schemes
Change of use schemes for retail, flats, barn conversions, hot-food takeaways etcRenewable energy schemes (solar farms, hydro power and wind turbines)
EquestrianRemoval or variation of conditions including removal of agricultural occupancy conditions
Rural Enterprise dwellingsPlanning applications for nurseries, schools, surgeries and care homes
Advertisement consent and shop front applicationsHouses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)

A service that is current in demand is seeking lawful development certificates for short term commercial holiday lets (AirBnB)

Using my experience of dealing with the above applications, the services I can offer include:

  • Initial review of site constraints, planning policy and planning history to inform the correct planning approach and devise an appropriate strategy;
  • Pre-application discussions with Local Planning Authorities;
  • Preparation of planning application, completion of forms and supporting documents (Design and Access Statements, Planning Policy Statements);
  • Arrange and manage any specialist reports required from technical consultants (Structural Surveys, Marketing Reports, Viability Assessments, Ecology Reports, Tree Surveys, Transport Statements etc..);
  • Submission of planning applications;
  • Provision of Environmental Statements
  • Community Engagement
  • Provision of plans;
  • Negotiate financial contributions sought through S106 legal agreements
  • Advise on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Pre-application publicity/consultation for major development – Manage and co-ordinate the process including preparation of the pre-application consultation document


I was very impressed with LRJ planning from the start. Staff were friendly and courteous.  They responded to my enquiry immediately, and dealt with any amendments promptly. The planning statement in my opinion was outstanding and there were no objections. I would highly recommend their services and would not hesitate to use this company again in the future.

Warm regards