We are a dedicated team of highly qualified and friendly professionals who thrive on challenges, and seek to understand our clients on a personal and commercial basis, so that we can develop long lasting and effective working relationships.

Planning Consultancy – it’s what we do

Established in 2022, Base Planning Consultants has quickly become one of the most dynamic and well-respected planning consultancies in the South West. We work with a diverse range of nationwide clients across all development sectors.

We have built our reputation always offering ‘trusted advice, outstanding service and tailored solutions’ – no matter how big or small the project.

Our Services
Keegan Ferreday | Base Planning Consultants

Introducing Base Planning Consultants

Base Planning Consultants have wide-ranging expertise in the planning process across all types of development projects.

We operate across the UK and offer a wide range of services for residential, commercial, rural and heritage projects. We are a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and our specialisms span the entire planning process including support with full planning applications, householder development, heritage statements and listed building consent, commercial and rural development, prior approval and permitted development and much more.

Planning Director, Keegan Ferreday, has extensive experience in both public and private sector roles. Beginning his planning career at Devon County Council, before moving to Exeter City Council, he has held a variety of local authority roles including in strategy and policy, development management and enforcement. Keegan then worked as a senior consultant for a private practice, successfully managing a full spectrum of development projects toward planning approval.

A word from past clients

I would thoroughly recommend Keegan at Base Planning who is very knowledgeable and has been a great asset with our planning application.
Gordon McBain | McBains of Exeter
Base Planning were initially recommended to us, our first meeting on site was relaxed, and very informative. Knowing we were in good hands took a lot of the stress out of proceedings and we have been very pleased with the service we received, and have already recommended Base Planning to others.
Tony & Katherine Longhurst
Base were incredibly helpful and professional throughout the entire consultation process. Communication was clear and forthcoming and attention to detail was exceptional. Keegan guided us through the planning process from start to finish and handled all our questions and concerns with the utmost kindness and professionalism.
Yi Sun
Keegan and Base Planning Consultants regularly provide MRM with a consistently high level of consultant support and guidance through the context and backdrop of an increasingly complex planning system. Keegan is an extremely valued team member playing a vital role in the successful delivery of the projects we collaborate on.
MRM Design Studio
I have used Base planning for several projects and have always been impressed by their professionalism and expertise in a complex area. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Tim Davies | Compass CHC
I was in need of advice and assistance to deal with an Objection to a neighbouring building that had been erected without the required Planning Permission. I was recommended Base Planning and I’m very glad I was. Base Planning have been proactive throughout my case. I am very grateful to Base planning for “going the extra mile” and Keegan has kindly taken a couple of calls from me since then with brief queries, which he gave advice on without hesitation. In summary, I would highly recommend using Base Planning.
Sharon Pool
We have used Base Planning Consultants for a planning project in the past and the service we have been provided is very professional, prompt and efficient. Base Planning are currently working our 2nd project and with more in the pipeline we will definitely be using them for future projects. Keegan’s level of expertise and knowledge is very reassuring and he is always contactable. base makes the planning process a stress free one.
Alexandra Turner | South West Refrigeration
I have used Base Planning on a variety of projects, new builds, conversions and extensions. Keegan and the team are just as happy working on small projects as well as larger ones. Keegan’s intimate knowledge of Planning Law and his ‘people skills’ make him very successful at getting a project accepted where others might fail. In short, I would not hesitate to continue using Base Planning for all my Planning Consultancy needs.
Steve Williams | Space 44ltd
Having been through one of the most difficult planning applications, appeals and ongoing problems with the Local Authority and other parties, we can honestly say that it was made substantially easier thanks to having Keegan on board handling everything including all of the documents, liaising with the planning officers and most importantly keeping a level head and making sure we could see the bigger picture. We would have no problems recommending Base Planning to anyone – in fact we have done so.
Alan & Pauly Marks