Independent town planning consultants providing clear, realistic advice with a personalised service

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Chartered Town Planners

Our expert guidance strengthens development value and minimises planning risk. Tailoring our approach to meet your needs, we can develop a strategy to secure your objectives and we will work alongside you to deliver the necessary permissions.

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Our Approach


Initial Enquiry

We take the time to thoroughly understand your aspirations. We will explain what we can do to add value to your project so you can progress with confidence.


Advice and Strategy

We provide impartial advice and we will make clear recommendations for the best route forward. We will work with you to develop a bespoke planning strategy to achieve your objectives.


Project Management

We will keep you informed at each stage of the process to ensure you know what to expect and when. We are able to liaise with the local authority on your behalf and can assemble a specialist team where necessary.


Ongoing Support

We are proactive in protecting your interests and responsive to any questions you may have throughout the journey. We will work hard on our promise to provide a truly personalised service.


Acting on behalf of landowners, estates, farmers and other rural businesses, we can assist with sites even in the most sensitive locations. Our advice will help to unlock the development potential of your rural enterprise and utilise the initiatives on offer.
Whether you’re building new commercial facilities, repurposing existing premises or looking to secure a change of use, our input will add value to your development. We can highlight the economic and employment benefits of your proposals, address concerns about traffic, servicing and noise as well as carry out sequential analysis.
This type of new development will often attract considerable interest from the local community and may be subject to very specific land use constraints. We can liaise with key organisations to minimise risk and meet operational needs for clients within both the state and independent sectors.
There is a drive for renewable and low carbon energy solutions as well as sustainable waste management to be delivered through new development. There are both local and national policies at play and we can advise how to incorporate such technologies into your scheme.
Developments such as care villages, elderly and dementia care homes and assisted living accommodation require a strong understanding of sector specific issues. We can compile arguments related to need, specialist design and regulatory requirements as well as addressing the impact on local provisions.
We prepare heritage impact assessments to accompany applications as well as any additional consents that are required, such as listed building consent. Consult us at an early stage to identify local heritage assets and mitigate potential issues so you can pursue your scheme with greater confidence.
We can help with a range of home improvement projects such as the construction of ancillary accommodation and ‘granny annexes’, changes to allow working from home or extensions to the existing buildings. We can advise what type of permission you require and the best route to obtaining it.
Our experience includes traditional forms of development such as new hotels, holiday parks, campsites and short stay visitor accommodation. We are also specialists in less common schemes which include tree houses, shepherd huts and other high end, bespoke offerings. Our analysis of the site will help to develop a strategy that’s right for you.
We undertake work on residential projects of all sizes and types, ranging from single dwellings up to major urban extension and regeneration schemes. We can help you navigate any planning obligations as well as utilise strategic opportunities such as land supply deficiencies, previously developed land and permitted development, to name but a few.
As the housing market becomes more complex, a greater range of alternatives are being brought to the market such as purpose-built student housing, extra care for the elderly and co-living spaces for young professionals. We can help you navigate the associated planning obligations and develop a strategy to obtain the necessary permissions.

Thank you to you and your team for the outstanding result we achieved. I admit there have been many times during this process where it has felt like an impossible task, but thanks to your commitment and dedication we have finally seen the fruits of our hard work.

Michael Shwartz

Zed Homes Ltd

Alperton – London

We wouldn’t have got the scheme through without your planning expertise, problem solving abilities and professionalism, especially when engaging with the council planning team. Thank you for your unwavering support and for answering all my questions over the last couple of years.

Dean Sarson


St Leonard’s Church Hall – Devon

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you on all the various projects we’ve been involved with together. Amazing professionalism, great attention to detail, and just so nice to work with.

Mike Bellamy


Bellamy Transport Consultancy Ltd

You have been a great help and we are delighted with what you have been able to achieve for us. We think you have done the impossible!

Ali Demin

Landowner and Farmer

Hardwick Park Goose Fayre – Surrey

A heartfelt thank you for the diligent and efficient way you conducted every element of our planning application and took it through to a successful appeal. We were very impressed with the way that you so quickly helped us solve a long-standing problem.

John Wicksteed


Polhawn Fort – Cornwall

We are very pleased with the work you completed for us, going above and beyond in what was clearly a difficult application.

Mark Livingstone


Nately Scures – Hampshire

Thank you for all your hard work, you have been very thorough and a pleasure to work with

Carl Lindsay


Iver – Buckinghamshire

Thank you for your effort and the expertise you provided. We certainly had the right person acting for us. Efficient, really pleasant and very professional – a great combination.

David Brimblecombe

Residents Group

Loxwood Clay Pit – West Sussex

We are extremely happy with the result which wouldn’t have happened without Bell Cornwell’s involvement.

Alison Rowland

Atlantic View Crematorium Consortium

Thank you for your professionalism, courtesy and understanding in achieving the required permission – a result, in truth, beyond my wildest expectation.

Mark Taylor

Land/Estate Owner

Hatt Common – Berkshire

Thank you so much for all your comprehensive and speedy work to get this planning permission through. We are absolutely delighted and will now be able to really enjoy our property.

Mary-Ann Swan


Garden Building – Devon