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Brimble Lea & Partners

Partnership | www.brimblelea.com

Wessex House
High Street

Telephone: 01747 823232
Fax: 01747 825363
Contact: Mrs Janet Montgomery

Email: blp@brimblelea.com

Website: www.brimblelea.com


Wessex House
High Street

Telephone: 01747 823232
Fax: 01747 825363
Contact: Mrs Janet Montgomery

Email: blp@brimblelea.com

Mrs Janet Montgomery B.Sc., MRICS, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Planning Consultant and Chartered Surveyor with over 16 years experience working in the South and West of England. Partner in a mixed practice of Architects, Surveyors, Planning Consultants and Estate Agents.

Mr. Diccon Carpendale MA(TP) PG Dip (Arch Con) MRTPI IHBC

Over ten years experience in planning and development control work with particular expertise in conservation and historic building issues. Has previously worked for Local Authorities in Somerset.

Mr Matthew Williams  DipTP CMS MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Chartered Planning Consultant with a significant amount of planning knowledge and experience, particularly with development management and enforcement in the public sector, having been a planner since 1999. Previously Head of Planning at Mendip District Council.


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, 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, Working from Home


Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Rights of Way, Tree Preservation Orders


Crime Prevention Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Health Planning

Health Centres


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Light Industry, Utilities, Waste Disposal


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Sub-regional Planning

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Schools / Community Buildings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Markets, Shops

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Health Clubs, Hotels, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Tourism


Car Parks

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships)

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      17
Total Professional Staff      9
Chartered Town Planners      3
Architects      2
Chartered Surveyors      1
Conservation Professionals      1
Management Professionals      1

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Practice Summary

Established independent Practice of Planning Consultants, Architects, Surveyors and Estate Agents providing comprehensive range of planning and professional services. The business focuses on the Wessex Counties of Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, but commissions are regularly undertaken through South and West of England. Clients include private Clients, Local Authorities,Developers, and Landed Estates.

Main Planning Services

Planning Applications and Appeals. Representations into Local and Structure Plans. Conservation Area and Listed Building Applications. Enforcement Procedures and Appeals, Breach of Condition Notices. Expert Witness work and Instructions to Counsel. Compulsory purchase and compensation. Planning Law. Negotiations with Local Authorities.

Projects Involved

Projects involved, barn conversions for residential and commercial schemes. Agricultural dwellings. New farm complexes, diversification of farms,irrigation and water schemes, mineral and landfill sites. Removal and valuation of Agricultural ties, residential allocations and permissions, commercial buildings, low cost and sheltered housing schemes, Leisure Centres, Caravan Sites and Mobile Home Sites, Travelling Showpeople and Gypsy Sites.

Recent Examples of work include

20 acres housing development in Gillingham, Dorset. Conversions of barns into dwelling - South Somerset. Conversions of barns into Light industrial Workshop, Milton Abbas, North Dorset. Variation of Agricultural occupancy condition, Tisbury, Wiltshire. Travelling Showpeople sites in Green Belt - Bromsgrove and Basildon, Essex. Mobile homes/Agricultural dwelllings - New Forest District. Conversion of barns into mixed business/residential properties (workhomes) - Mendip and South Somerset Districts.

Related work

Architecture and surveyors services. Planning supervisor services (construction design and development regulations). Building Regulations Applications. Valuation and development appraisals. Sales and acquisitions of land. Rent reviews. Lease renewals.