General Planning Advice - from your trusted local planning consultants

Advice on planning applications, neighbour comments, land promotion and much more...

Not sure where to begin? If you need help with a planning application, design of a new building or just general advice on how best to develop your land or property, we can help. 

Alternatively, perhaps you need help in making a consultation response to either support or object to a planning application near your home? Whatever you would like help with, whether the project is large or small, please contact us to see how we can assist.

Fytche-Taylor Planning Offices - Planning, Architecture & Land Consultants based for Lincoln, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands
Fytche-Taylor Planning Offices at Burton Waters, Lincoln - Planning, Architecture & Land Consultants offering specialist consultancy services for all development projects.

We were recommended Fytche-Taylor Planning by a developer friend and we couldn't be happier with the professional and thorough service provided. Their knowledge of local planning policy is unrivalled and extremely beneficial in any planning application.

d.Harvey, Lincolnshire - 5* GOOGLE REVIEW

Planning Advice - Where should you begin...?  What are the costs and what information do you need to provide? 

The most common questions we get asked are ‘is planning permission likely to be granted?’, and then ‘what will it cost?’. 

To understand this properly, it is important to know the site location so that we can check the planning rules that apply to both your site and to the type of development you have in mind – so in most cases we will ask for some basic information first so that we can check the main planning issues before advising you further. In some cases, it might be better to carry out a more detailed assessment – in which case our planning appraisals could be the best place to start (see more details here).  

Once we have carried out some initial checks, we can advise you on what type of planning application your project requires, if any additional technical reports or assessments might be necessary, and then the potential costs. In most cases we can provide this initial advice before visiting you or the site, but in some instances that may be necessary too. Either way, we want to ensure that you start off with the best advice and a clear understanding of the process and any risks. 

We also regularly work with landowners, property developers and investors to help them understand the planning potential of their land or property, plus how to go about making an application or promote their land for development in future.

Our areas of expertise

  • Full project support - from ideas & inception, through the design stages and help with appointing contractors (or just one part of this process!)
  • Planning applications for all forms of development
  • Design and Access or Planning statements
  • Development briefs & feasibility studies
  • Site masterplans
  • Consultation Responses - Advice for making representations (consultation responses) on planning applications near you for any kind of proposed development - including Objection Letters!
  • Help and Advice with Planning Enforcement matters
  • Land appraisals and development strategies
  • Listed building/conservation area work
  • Local plan representations
  • Planning appeals
  • Collaboration with your architect (if you have one - if not, why not let us do the planning drawings and architectural design too!)
  • Section 106 legal agreements & planning legal advice
  • Stakeholder engagement exercises
  • Appointment of multi-disciplinary professional teams
  • Self-build support and advice


Our services are bespoke to each project; some clients will have already appointed an architect, and that’s fine too. We regularly work in collaboration with a range of local architects and architectural designers, and so where an architect is already on-board we’re very happy to work alongside them and provide support on the planning side only.  We also offer in-house support to ensure full building regulation compliance and assistance with building control applications.  

So whatever your needs, and however you would prefer to receive advice, our experienced team members will work with you to identify the best and most cost effective planning solution for you. 

Have dealt with Oliver on a number of occasions regarding planning issues, and latterly with Dan on another project. Have found them both to be especially helpful, knowledgeable, courteous, and ensure a quick turnaround with any queries and help. Cannot recommend enough.

Peter Gray, 5* GOOGLE REVIEW | Planning AdVice | Lincoln

Fytche-Taylor Planning & Design - Planning Applications and Architectural Design Consultants

Consultation Responses and Objection Letters

Do you need planning advice to help make a consultation response on a planning application? When a planning application is submitted near your home or business you may want to make a formal representation to the council – otherwise known as a 'consultation response'.

This can include making a formal objection, providing a general observation, or lending your support to a proposed development. For planning objection letters, to ensure that your response carries as much weight as possible it needs to focus on core planning issues.  Your response will have much greater impact if you relate your comments to specific planning policies or local planning rules.  This is where our professional advice will help, and we will ensure that your voice gets heard loud and clear.

There are some issues that are not considered by the local planning authority when making their decisions, or that carry very little weight, so it can be difficult to know where to start and what to focus on.  With our expert advice and considerable experience Fytche-Taylor Planning are well positioned to give you the best professional and will draft a response on your behalf. 

If you are unsure about how to make a response and would like our help, please get in touch and we’ll discuss the options available and likely fees for any consultancy advice you need.

Did you know? We offer planning advice wherever you are in the UK.  In addition to providing written advice, we have recently seen a huge surge in interest for our one-to-one zoom sessions with new clients too. These sessions are popular and book up fast, so please contact us for our current availability. 

"I contacted Oliver Fytche-Taylor last year when I had a planning issue. The information and advice he gave me was invaluable in solving the issue. Not only was he professional and knowledgeable but he was friendly and approachable. I have no hesitation in highly recommending his firm."

Lilian.B - 5* Yell Review | Planning Advice | Lincoln

"We have used Fytche-Taylor Planning for a number of queries and issues we have come across in planning. I always find him to be thorough and quick in his responses, he goes above and beyond in helping try to resolve planning problems and I trust the advice given completely.."

Lucy Truelove - 5* Google Review for our Advice service

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Case Study: Planning Permission for one house? How about two!

Our clients sought to maximise the value of a large plot occupied by a single chalet-style bungalow . Fytche-Taylor Planning surveyed the site, redesigned the layout, prepared full architectural plans and submitted a planning application seeking to remove the existing building and replace it with two bespoke detached 4-bed character homes. Full Planning Permission was granted it under 7 weeks - oh, and we also sold the site on our client's behalf within 24 hours too!