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Planning & Design Practice Ltd

Limited Company | www.planningdesign.co.uk

2nd Floor
3 Woburn House
Vernon Gate

Telephone: 01332 347371
Contact: Mr Dominic Cooney

Other offices in: Macclesfield, Matlock

Email: info@planningdesign.co.uk

Website: www.planningdesign.co.uk


2nd Floor
3 Woburn House
Vernon Gate

Telephone: 01332 347371
Contact: Mr Dominic Cooney

Email: info@planningdesign.co.uk


Bentley Brook Studio
Lumsdale Road

Telephone: 01629 581761
Contact: Mr Jon Millhouse

Email: info@planningdesign.co.uk


Waters Green House
Waters Green
SK11 6LF

Telephone: 01332 347371
Contact: Mr Richard Pigott

Email: info@planningdesign.co.uk

Mr Jonathan Jenkin BA(Hons) BTP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Jon Millhouse BA (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Mr Richard Pigott BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Dominic Cooney BSc (Hons) MA   [ E-mail ]

Miss Jessica Moore  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Diane Johns  [ E-mail ]

Mr Michael Bamford BA MPLAN   [ E-mail ]

Mrs Lindsay Cruddas PG Dip Arch (Leeds) RIBA  [ E-mail ]

Miss Gosia Chomka BA (Hons) Architecture & Town Planning  [ E-mail ]

Mr Fabian Blair BSc (Hons) MArch (Leicester)  [ E-mail ]

Mr Dominic Cooney BA (Hons) MSc  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


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


Ancient Monuments, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Ecological Surveys, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Eco-Homes Assessments, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology



Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, 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

Minerals & Waste

Mineral Local Plans, Mining, Quarries

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

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


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


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, 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, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Tourism


Car Parks, Transport Impact Studies

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      10
Total Professional Staff      10
Chartered Town Planners      4
Architects      1

Planning & Design Practice is a leading town planning and architectural consultancy bringing creative, contemporary solutions to the challenges of living and working in the 21st Century. Established in 2002, we are highly regarded and have an excellent record of success. Our team of town planners and architectural designers can offer a unique service which combines town planning with the more creative challenges of architecture, design and sustainable development.

Key Sectors

*Planning Expertise

*Architectural Design

*Building Conservation

*Urban Design

*Renewable Energy

Our Ethos

As chartered town planners and members of the Royal Town Planning Institute we operate to the highest professional and ethical standards. Our core values are customer service, integrity, sustainability and commerciality, and we aim to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients as the foundation for our achievement.

Our Services

Using a blend of public and private sector experience, we listen to our clients’ needs and provide advice and innovative proposals in key development sectors, optimising the development of land and the creation of sustainable communities. We take forward;

•Planning Applications and Appeals

•Identification and Promotion of Land for Development

•Master Planning

•Changes to Listed & Historic Buildings

•Developments in Conservation Areas

•Advertisement Consents

•Section 106 Agreements and Certificates of Alternative Appropriate Development

•Enforcement cases

•Lawful Development Applications

Our Clients

Acting primarily for the private sector, we have a wide range of clients including householders, housebuilders, landowners, farmers, developers and businesses of all sizes. We also handle appeals and provide planning expertise to Local Planning Authorities. We have excellent relations with local Planning Officers and use our knowledge to maximise the potential of the planning system to the benefit of our clients.