Planning Consultancy

Our expert Planning Consultants have the knowledge and expertise to provide advice on all manner of projects. Acorus also has the benefit of an in house drawing team, meaning we can undertake all aspects of your project.

With our planning consultancy services spanning the length and breadth of the country, no matter where you are based, we will be delighted to assist you.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with our consultancy team, then please get in touch.


The planning team at Acorus comprises experienced planning consultants, with the expertise to offer advice on a range of matters.

Many of our team have agricultural backgrounds and are Rural Chartered Surveyors, as well as having experience of working in local authority planning departments within the Town Planning discipline. This means the Acorus planning team has the required wide ranging knowledge, to deal with a host of planning related matters within the rural sector and further afield.

Being members of, and governed by, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) means you can have confidence that we will always act in your best interest, guiding you through the planning process.

With a track record of assisting with planning applications that achieve the best possible results for our clients, you can have complete confidence when using our services.

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Planning Applications & Appeals

Our team of professional and highly experienced Planning Consultants are here to act on your behalf throughout the process. We can provide expert advice on all matters and any issues that need to be taken into account prior to submission to the Local Planning Authority, through to a decision. We have dealt with a large range of projects including the following:

  • Agricultural dwellings
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Environmental Impact Assessments for intensive agriculture
  • Equestrian development
  • Housing development
  • Diversification
  • Tourism
  • Barn conversions
  • Prior approval applications under the General Permitted Development (England) Order
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Agricultural occupancy conditions


Unfortunately planning applications are often complex in nature and can be refused by the Local Planning Authority for a variety of reasons. Should this occur then Acorus can advise next steps, offering a comprehensive planning appeal service.