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Ann Skippers Planning

Limited Company | www.annskippers.co.uk

146 New London Road

Telephone: 07776 204651
Mobile: 07776 204651
Contact: Ann Skippers

Email: ann@annskippers.co.uk

Website: www.annskippers.co.uk


146 New London Road

Telephone: 07776 204651
Mobile: 07776 204651
Contact: Ann Skippers

Email: ann@annskippers.co.uk

Ann Skippers BSc (Hons) MRTPI FHEA FRSA AoU  [ E-mail ]

Clive Hollyman BA (Hons) MRTPI MCIM  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Farms, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Characterisation Studies, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, National Parks, Rural Regeneration, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wildlife Centres / Trusts


Characterisation Studies, Design Layout, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Telecommunications


Duty to Cooperate, Transport Assessments


Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Transport Plans

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management, Local Plan Making

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Independent Assessor, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems, Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development


Elected Member Training


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Car Parks, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Rural & Village Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      2
Total Professional Staff      2
Chartered Town Planners      2

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

"Having an idea, creating a vision is the very essence of what planning is about. There’s nothing quite like capturing that magic."

Ann Skippers is a chartered town planner with over twenty-five years experience in a career that has spanned local government, academia and private consultancy.

Perhaps best known for her role as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2010, Ann offers a wide range of consultancy services to local authorities, the private sector, parish and town councils and community organisations.

Ann specialises in neighbourhood planning and can act as the independent examiner for neighbourhood plans and community rights orders. Ann also offers a critical friend/health check service to ensure that your plan or order stands the best chance of success at examination and is ideally placed to provide support and advice to community groups wishing to embark on neighbourhood planning. Ann is a member of the NPIERS Panel of Examiners.

Ann also specialises in bespoke training and support. Recently Ann has provided training on neighbourhood planning, appeals, including writing representations and costs applications, as well as development management updates which have proved popular with local authorities and the private sector alike.

For local authorities Ann can act as a critical friend, providing additional capacity and support in local planning policy and related services. She offers bespoke training and support helping officers and members to get to grips with the latest reforms and changes to the planning system.

We offer a wide range of consultancy services which include feasibility studies and planning applications and appeals. Whether you wish to see what the potential of your land or building is, submit an application or simply need advice when you hit the planning buffers, we are here to help.

Ann is also skilled in

  • public speaking

  • facilitation

  • advocacy

  • partnership building

  • writing for publication

Ann Skippers Planning was launched in April 2011 and is the trading name of Charisma Spatial Planning Ltd. We have an extensive network of other skilled professionals we can call upon to supplement our planning expertise.