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Contour Planning Services Ltd

Limited Company | www.contourplanning.com

Weltech Centre
Welwyn Garden City

Telephone: 01707 386108
Mobile: 07795 324649
Contact: Justin Mills

Email: justin@contourplanning.com

Website: www.contourplanning.com

Welwyn Garden City

Weltech Centre
Welwyn Garden City

Telephone: 01707 386108
Mobile: 07795 324649
Contact: Justin Mills

Email: justin@contourplanning.com

Justin Mills BA (Hons) MSc Dip TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Karen Crowder-James BA (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Liveries, 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


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

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms


Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Site Design Layout


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

Local & Strategic Planning

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

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

Biomass, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, 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, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Contour Planning Services Ltd is an independent consultancy providing expert planning advice on all aspects of development and regeneration throughout the UK.

Our aim is to help clients successfully navigate through the UK’s complex planning system, avoiding unnecessary delays, costs and frustrations.

The practice provides proactive planning solutions and clear strategies to help clients unlock the development potential of their land, achieve their development aspirations and enhance the value of their assets.

Contour offers comprehensive planning advice for all development sectors. The practice acts for land owners, developers, property companies, retailers, leisure/hotel/restaurant operators, house builders and private individuals. Projects range from the most complex mixed use scheme to small scale single use developments.

Our strength is our ability to provide clients with high quality commercial planning advice, incorporating realistic and clear planning solutions in the most complex of situations.

Our Services Include:

  • Site Appraisals
  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Appeals
  • Strategic Advice
  • Development Plan Representations
  • Retail and Leisure Studies
  • Expert Witness
  • Local Authority Consultancy
  • Public Consultation
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Advice on Enforcement Issues

Contour Planning’s success is based on developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients. We provide the following commitments to our clients:

  • Director involvement in all projects
  • Honest/Straightforward/Clear/Effective advice
  • Bespoke advice which provides workable solutions
  • Work undertaken on time and within budget
  • Sound technical expertise based on a proven track record