Planning Consultants Somerset

Bruton Dovecot and St Mary's Church in Somerset
Expert planning advice for your development

Chartered Town Planner for Somerset

Whiteacre Planning is an established Planning Consultantcy based in Somerset. Whether you're embarking on a new construction project, seeking guidance on land use, or navigating the intricacies of the planning permission process, we are dedicated to helping streamline your journey to planning approval. Our qualified and experienced planning consultants understand the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the landscapes and historic towns of Somerset.

Professional Guidance for Developments in Somerset

Fast-track your Somerset planning application

    Understanding Somerset LPA Policy

    Preserving the historical charm of towns, managing environmental impact, and promoting sustainable development are of particular importance in Somerset's planning landscape. In some areas, phosphate levels are also a key concern to local planning policy. Our Planning Consultant at Whiteacre Planning is dedicated to addressing these unique challenges, offering strategic advice and comprehensive solutions that align with the values of Somerset's planning policies.

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    Knowledge of Local Planning Regulations

    In a significant development in 2023, a single Somerset Council was formed from all four district councils: Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, and Somerset West and Taunton. This amalgamation aims to streamline the planning process, fostering collaboration and coherence across the entire county. Our Planning Consultants at Whiteacre Planning understand the nuances of this unified structure, ensuring your project receives expert attention regardless of its location within Somerset.

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    Advice on phosphate mitigation for Somerset development projects

    A key consideration for development projects in Somerset involves phosphate management. The county has faced challenges related to phosphate levels in its water bodies, impacting the planning process. Our Planning Consultant has a comprehensive understanding of these considerations, ensuring your project adheres to the relevant guidelines and regulations related to phosphate management.

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    View of fields in Somerset in high phosphate level area

    Is Planning Permission Required for Your Project?

    In some instances, planning permission may not be required. Whiteacre Planning are happy to assess and advise accordingly. For those seeking assistance with Lawful Development Certificates (LDCs) or Permitted Development, we can guide you through the process, ensuring compliance with regulations and maximizing the potential of your project within permitted guidelines.

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    Planning Guidance for all Somerset Developments

    Whether you're a homeowner, developer, or business owner, Whiteacre Planning is here to assist with any planning advice and guidance for your development or construction project. We’re always here to help answer your queries and provide the expertise you need to navigate the planning process successfully. Explore our website for more information on our Planning Consultant services.

    Contact Whiteacre Planning today to embark on your development journey in Somerset with confidence and expertise.

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    Pitfield Corner Somerset planning approved for farm buildings converted to dwellings

Somerset Planning Case Studies

Examples of successful planning cases in Somerset
  • Challenging planning application for self-build project in high phosphate zone

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    The Grange Axbridge architects drawing plans for self-build
  • Planning application for prior approval under Class Q General Permitted Development Order to convert agricultural building

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    Class Q Barn conversion to holiday accommodation on agricultural land
  • Planning in Principle is a quick and cost-effective way of establishing the principle of development and recommended to…

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    Planning in principle for 5 new homes near Frome
  • Planning Services for the South West

    We have worked with clients across the UK from London to Penzance. Based in Somerset, on the Dorset and Wiltshire borders, we have solid working relationships with local planning authorities (LPAs) in the South and South West region including Somerset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Discover how we can help you succeed with your development project.

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