Pre-Planning Applications Advice

Preparation is key to achieving a planning permission appropriate to your needs. When developing planning applications, adopting the correct strategy is crucial and can save time and money. We assess your options and recommend the right approach to get you, the most from your site.

What we do

  • Assess development potential
  • Identify clear options
  • Engage with the Local Planning Authority
  • Maximise value and/or deliver what you want


  • Strategic Planning/Development
  • Planning and Land Promotion
  • Planning Appraisals, Land Reviews, Options Reports and Asset Reviews
  • Pre-application Enquiries
  • Local Plan and Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Representations
  • Planning Policy
  • Neighbourhood Plans
  • Building plot(s)
  • Unlawful Development
  • Enforcement
  • General Advice

Why JHWalter

  • Experience of working on a wide variety of planning applications, appeals and Public Inquiries
  • Excellent success rate and realistic, honest advice
  • Work hard to get you the best result for a fair fee
  • Excellent established reputation - founded in 1790
  • Our team are backed by a professional property consultancy including Chartered Surveyors and residential, commercial and rural Property Agents who can maximise your property’s potential


Steve Catney

BA (Hons) Partner,
Town Planner
01522 504 330
07919 694 229
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Steve Catney

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