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Porta Planning LLP

Limited Liability Partnership | www.portaplanning.com

67-69 George Street

Telephone: 020 7148 5600
Mobile: 07920 144471
Contact: Mrs Emma Andrews

Email: emma.andrews@portaplanning.com

Website: www.portaplanning.com


67-69 George Street

Telephone: 020 7148 5600
Mobile: 07920 144471
Contact: Mrs Emma Andrews

Email: emma.andrews@portaplanning.com

Mrs Emma Andrews BA(Hons) MTP MRTPI MRICS  [ E-mail ]

Mr John Bowles BSc (Hons) DipTP DipSurv MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Mike Washbourne BSc (Hons) MRICS  [ E-mail ]

Miss Nicola Forster MTP MRTPI Dip surv  [ E-mail ]

Mr Phil Jones  BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Henrik Dorbeck BA NZPI MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Mark Thomson BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI   [ E-mail ]

Miss Laura O'Brien BSc (Hons) MSc   [ E-mail ]

Miss Nicola Miller BA (Hons) MSc  [ E-mail ]


Development Applications, Estates, Planning & Development


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


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

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Environmental Impact Assessments, Green Belt



Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Funding Applications, Inward Investment


Distribution and Warehousing, Impact Tests, Offices


Appeals, Investigation

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Car Parking, House Extensions, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Objections, Residential Developments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Utilities


Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Duty to Cooperate, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Schools Planning


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

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, 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, Sustainability Statements


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act, Schools / Community Buildings, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

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


Feasibility Studies, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Impact Tests, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Cinemas, Golf Courses, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Theme Parks, Tourism


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      10
Total Professional Staff      9
Chartered Town Planners      6
Chartered Surveyors      2

Porta Planning is an independent consultancy built around an established and experienced partnership that specialises in providing commercial planning advice and a highly personalised service. We provide planning-driven property advice across a range of clients and projects, but we have a particularly strong and successful track record in advising property owners on occupied properties and delivering complex development projects and planning-dependent transactions.

Our strength is our upstream advice on planning strategy, determining consent requirements and formulating tactics and implementation plans to optimise the likelihood of successful outcomes, and then leading the delivery of these outcomes. Our approach focuses on:

• Formulating and de-risking development schemes • Presenting a clear and detailed development rationale • Defining and addressing the material considerations to enable an authority to justify permission • Scrutinising policy and guidance, conditions and planning obligations to secure a viable and deliverable consent

Our service is tailored to our clients’ requirements, recognising that the planning process is a means to an end and not an end in itself.