Making Planning Applications

Our experienced team prepare and submit a wide variety of planning applications, predominantly within the East Midlands but also throughout the UK. These range from agricultural prior approvals, to barn conversions, commercial units, vehicle showrooms, large residential schemes and renewable energy projects, including Wind Turbines, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Anaerobic Digestion (AD).

What we do

  • Obtain the correct permission dependent on your circumstances and aims. Including advising when you can complete a project without the need to submit a planning application

Some types of Planning Application JHWalter deal with:

  • Development Land for Residential, Commercial, Rural and Agricultural Schemes
  • Warehouses, Offices, Leisure Property, Student Accommodation
  • Renewable Energy – Wind Turbines, Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Anaerobic Digestion (AD)
  • Farm Diversification, Equestrian Uses, Prior Notification
  • Barn Conversions and other Changes of Use
  • Removal of Agricultural and Business Occupancy Conditions
  • Affordable Housing and Rural Exception Schemes
  • Sustainable Urban Extension
  • Challenge of 5 year Supply Figures
  • Planning Appeals
  • Enforcement Defence and Appeals
  • Certificate of Lawful Development/Use

We also deal with environmental planning issues such as:

  • Archaeology and Heritage
  • Ecology Surveys
  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Transport Assessments

Why JHWalter

  • Experience of working on a wide variety of planning applications and appeals
  • Excellent success rate and realistic, honest advice
  • Work hard to get you the best result for a fair fee
  • Excellent established reputation - originally established in 1790
  • Chartered Town & Country Planners with wide experience of local authority and private sectors


Steve Catney

BA (Hons) Partner,
Town Planner
01522 504 330
07919 694 229
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Laura Bartle

BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI Chartered Town Planner 01522 504 353
07547 803 905
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Laura Bartle

James Lambert

BSc (Hons) MSc Town Planner 01522 504 329
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James Lambert

Peter Welch

SAC. Dip. Architectural Designer 01522 504 311
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Peter Welch

Alistair Anderson

BSc (Hons) Town Planner 01522 504 315
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Alistair Anderson