Planning Consultants

Planning application project self build near Sherborne Dorset
Working hard to get your plans approved

Whiteacre Planning Consultants

An independent planning consultancy in the South West based on the borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. As planning specialists, we can help you with everything from advice on planning regulations, applications and appeals, to objections and changes of land use. Please see below for a list of our planning consultants services.

Whiteacre Planning provides you with a solid foundation for your development. We offer clear realistic guidance on all land and property planning regulations. If you are at the beginning of your development project, or would like us to help you with a planning appeal, we will work hard to put together the strongest case on your behalf. Applying our in-depth planning knowledge, experience and connections, we will ensure you achieve the best outcome for your planning application.

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  • Land sold in Wincanton with planning permission for 2 bed dwelling
  • Planning application drawings for replacing existing dwelling in Somerset
  • Modern home built in garden of property in conservation area in Sherborne

Town and Country Planning Consultant

Director Lydia Dunne is a qualified planning consultant with an MSc in Urban Town Planning. All our consultants are fully accredited members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). We are proud to be Chartered Town Planners and offer a wealth of experience and expertise in both urban and rural planning.

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Lydia Dunne, Whiteacre Planning Consultant MRTPI

Lydia Dunne - MSc Urban Planning, MRTPI

Director of Whiteacre Planning

Chartered Town Planner providing efficient, clear and dependable advice on all planning matters.

Providing you with a complete planning consultancy service

Associated Professionals

Over the years we have established trusted relationships with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and have gathered a great team of experienced independant professionals together. Working closely with architects, heritage specialists, ecologists, tree surveyors, transport consultants and lawyers, we provide a complete planning consultancy service.

  • Bellamy Transport Consultancy logo
  • Below Ground Solutions logo
  • Croft Surveyors logo
  • Charles Gillespie Architects logo
  • Enviren Logo
  • Forum Heritage Services logo
  • Hellis Solutions logo
  • Orme Architecture logo
  • Quantock Ecology logo
  • Raise Architects logo
  • TCD Architecture Logo
  • Frameworks logo - oak frame company operating in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire
Businesses and Clients We've Helped

Successful Planning Projects

  • Interior of Lime Tree Barn holiday rental in Wincanton
  • Planning application success for glamping site at Hadspen Quarry
  • Planning application approved for Oak frame extension to home in Somerset
  • Change of use Barn conversion in Dorset used for holiday accommodation

Horrell & Horrell

Dining & Events
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Ralfes Yard

Antiques & Interiors
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Hadspen Glamping

Glamping Business
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Lime Tree Barn

Luxury Holiday Rentals
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Orchard Cider Farm

Taproom & Bar
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Companions at Peace

Pet Crematorium
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Pitcombe Rock Falconry

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Jump and Go

Training and Dog Parks
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Glamping in Wiltshire
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Common Farm Flowers

Flower Farm & Workshops
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Coppet Hill

Camping and Glamping
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Wincanton Auctions

Auction Rooms
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Humphrey & Bo

Dog Hotel
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Marsh Farm Pitney

Smallholding & Glamping
Marsh Farm Glamping logo

Candlelight Care

Homecare & Live-in Care
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At Goathill Farm

Shepherd Huts in Dorset
At Goathill Farm logo
How we work

Our Process

Whatever your project or planning issues, our planning advisers will provide the support and expertise you need to complete your planning application. To help explain the planning application process, we've divided the journey into four basic stages detailed here.

We offer a free initial phone consultation on request.

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  • Contact & Initial Consultation

    Appraisal and planning strategy discussions.

  • Preparation & Submission

    Preparation and submission of required documentation and supporting material.

  • Planning Process

    Monitoring of application; attendance of meetings; and troubleshooting if required.

  • Permission

    Discharging conditions; and advising on any further requirements.

Development Sectors

As local planning consultants in the South West region, we have experience across many development sectors including:

Planning Sectors
Proposed plans for development of agricultural buildings
Artists impression of new planning for bungalow development in Cornwall
Commercial development proposed elevations

Planning Services

Planning Applications and Appeals, Statements, Advice and More
Kind words from our clients


“A big thank you for all your efforts on our behalf. There were many stressful days brought on by the process, but your effort and professionalism shone through. We are happy to recommend you to others.”

John & Cath

Development in South Somerset

“Lydia was most helpful in coming to our site, advising on planning requirements, preparing the planning application and keeping me informed. I would happily recommend Whiteacre to anyone seeking advice.”

Clive Winterbourne

Development in Somerset

“Whiteacre Planning offer a personal and efficient service which I highly recommend; I have used them for two planning applications so far.”

Nick Langrishe

Developments in Dorset

“Quick, friendly advice. Thank you!!”

Sophie Groves

Planning advice in Wiltshire

“Thank you so much for your advice with how best to approach our building project.”


Planning advice in Dorset

Providing Planning Consultancy Services Throughout the South West

Whiteacre Planning works with clients across the UK from London to Penzance. Based on the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire borders, we have solid working relationships with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in the South West region. Discover how we can help you succeed with your development project.

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