Traditional country homes don’t always suit modern life. An extension or conversion is often the answer, but it can be tricky to get planning consent, especially if you live in the Green Belt or your home is a listed building. The application process can seem like a minefield and it’s all too easy to get lost in the fine print. A tiny mistake can lead to a long delay. We can help to take the stress off your shoulders and give your application the best chance of success.

Plan for 4 new homes in Mobberley, Cheshire
Storage sheds under construction


Farming can be an incredibly challenging occupation. It’s also one of the most rewarding. If you need to expand or diversify to protect your business for generations to come, we can help with the planning. We support applications for change of use, conversions, outbuildings, workers’ dwellings and more.



As a rural business, we understand the frustrations that many regional companies face. While the countryside needs to be protected, we believe rural businesses should be able to grow. We’ve supported a wide range of planning applications over the years, from anaerobic digestion plants to business parks.

New Manufacturing Facility for Fowler & Gilbert
Approved Stables


If you’re planning to build new stables or create a menage, it’s likely that you’ll need planning permission. Even simply exercising horses on a field may require a change of use. The rules are pretty complex, particularly if you’re running a business, so please do let us know if you need support.


Recreation & Tourism

Fresh air, beautiful walks, bird song, stunning views… it’s no wonder so many people want to holiday in the UK. Whether you’re planning a couple of glamping pods or a whole new holiday park, there’s an awful lot to think about. While we can’t help with the cooked breakfasts, we can help you to secure planning permission.

Rear of the Holiday Cottages
Pickmere Hall Farm

Land Promotion

Are you considering selling your land or buildings? They will be worth more if they have planning permission. However, the planning system is notoriously tricky and expensive to navigate on your own. You may be worried about the uncertainty, risks or costs of taking the plunge.

Our Land Promotion agreement makes it far easier to unlock the value in your land. There are no up-front costs and we handle every step in the process.

Emma MooreWharfe Rural Planning | Planning Services