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Walsingham Planning

Walsingham Planning was established in 1984. Since then we have successfully helped hundreds of clients achieve their property development ambitions thanks to our specialist planning advice and support.

With offices in Bristol, Buckinghamshire and Cheshire, we are well located to serve clients throughout mainland UK and hold extensive experience of delivering planning permissions working within the English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish Planning Systems.

We have a strong focus on commercial planning, and most of our clients are businesses, including major hotel, restaurant and coffee shop groups, house builders, breweries, banks, sports and leisure operators, retailers and property developers. We also work for public sector clients, including healthcare organisations and housing associations.

Our team now includes over 20 fee-earning professionals, representing a wide variety of experience. We also have a network of trusted experts who we can bring in to help with complex cases.

We act as expert planning advisors across all development sectors and are confident that we can assist you in delivering your development aspirations.

We have a proven track record of successful planning outcomes to our clients. By means of an example, in 2022, we made 497 planning applications to 247 different Councils across the UK with a success rate of over 83%. During this time, we secured planning permission for over 39,950 sq m of new commercial floorspace, over 100 new dwellings, 103 new hotel rooms and secured the enhancement of 61 Public Houses. We also discharged 148 Planning Conditions and made representations to 20 Local Plan Documents. Our appeal success rate in 2022 was also impressive at 63%; the national average approval rate for appeals in the same time period was 28%.

Mission Statement

We provide commercial, professional and practical town planning advice with a personal touch from local offices with national reach. We treat our client’s property development ambitions as if they were our own.


We aim to offer an innovative, commercial approach to planning consultancy and be known for our professional expertise, practical advice, commercial insight and success.


  • We are experts in our field: we will use our professional expertise to provide accurate, useful and pragmatic guidance, in full accordance with RTPI Professional standards;
  • We are commercially astute: we seek to add value to our client’s development aspirations by delivering expedient and positive planning outcomes;
  • We are well prepared: we identify and deal with issues professionally, and as early as possible; and
  • We value people: we invest significantly in training and support to our employees.


We are very proud of the variety and standing of the clients we are currently advising, many of which are industry leaders in their respective fields. We seek to match or exceed our client’s expectations on every instruction they entrust us with. We treat their budgets and aspirations as if they were our own.

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