We work closely with clients to understand their vision for a project and use our expertise to identify opportunities.

Your project, supported and realised.

At Base we can anticipate any potential issues that may arise during the process.

With this understanding, we can advise on the best strategy to achieve, and maximise, your aspirations.

Commercial Projects, include …

Education & Health

We have a proven track record of successfully working with the Education and Health sectors to achieve positive planning outcomes. Our experience includes a range of projects, such as SEN Schools, primary school classrooms, extensions, and re-development projects in educational settings, as well as therapy rooms, clinics, day-care centers, and other facilities.

Tourism & Leisure

The tourism and leisure industry plays an important role in both a social and economic sense. Our expertise can provide valuable assistance in establishing a new tourist and leisure site or in expanding an existing use. We have a proven track record in successfully delivering tourism applications and proposals, carefully considered to meet our clients’ needs. Additionally, we can provide valuable assistance in conducting Viability Assessments, specifically in the tourism sector, to help you make informed business decisions.

Industrial Developments

Industrial developments include a variety of uses such as, but not limited to, Class E (Commercial, Business, and Service), Class B2 (General Industrial), and Class B8 (Storage and Distribution). Our expertise and guidance can help deliver a successful industrial project which suitably addresses and considers environmental and amenity considerations. At Base Planning Consultants, we have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in industrial developments and can provide expert guidance to ensure that all necessary regulations and requirements are met for a successful outcome.

The process of getting planning for your project



Establishing a clear picture of the site from a planning perspective is essential in order to make informed decisions about the development of the area. This includes highlighting and understanding relevant designations, constraints, and other material factors that may affect the project.

Once this information has been gathered, a full planning strategy can be developed, identifying options and associated risks. This approach allows for a comprehensive understanding of the site, enabling the identification of potential challenges and opportunities, and the development of a proposal that takes into account all relevant factors.



Before starting the application process, it is important to review the validation requirements for the specific application type and anticipate any concerns or requests from the local authority. This will ensure that all necessary documentation and information is gathered in advance, reducing the risk of delays or rejection.

Additionally, it is important to identify and coordinate any specialist consultants that may be required for the application, such as ecologists, transport consultants or flood risk specialists, and allocate their role in the process. Finally, it is crucial to confirm and address all relevant development plan policies to ensure compliance with local regulations and increase the chances of a successful outcome.



The process of submitting an application requires careful attention to detail. This includes compiling and reviewing all necessary documents for submission, including the completion of all forms and notices. Once the application has been submitted, it is important to monitor the progress, including responding to any comments from neighbours and consultees.

This also includes liaison with the local authority, negotiating with the local authority in an effort to achieve an agreeable scheme, representing the client’s best interest. It may also be necessary to attend and speak at the planning committee on the clients behalf, if required.



The role of a planning consultant is to guide the process to a formal determination. This includes analysing the relevant regulations and policies, gathering necessary documentation, and presenting the proposal in the most favourable light possible.

The consultant will work closely with the local authority and other stakeholders to ensure that the proposal is in compliance with all relevant considerations and that any concerns are addressed. Ultimately, the consultant will assist the client in navigating the complex decision-making process and in achieving a successful outcome.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can a planning consultant help me with my development project?

A planning consultant can provide expert advice and guidance on matters related to planning regulations and help to facilitate the approval process, liaising with local authorities and other stakeholders.

What qualifications and experience should I look for when selecting a planning consultant?

When selecting a planning consultant, it is important to look for qualified and experienced professionals with a track record of delivering successful projects. Look for consultants with relevant qualifications and certifications, such as a degree in urban or regional planning, and accreditation from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) – look for the postnominals MRTPI.

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