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Stansgate Planning Consultants Ltd

Limited Company | www.stansgate.co.uk

9 The Courtyard
Timothy's Bridge Road
CV37 9NP

Telephone: 01789 414097
Fax: 01789 414608
Contact: Mr Keith Williams

Email: mail@stansgate.co.uk

Website: www.stansgate.co.uk


9 The Courtyard
Timothy's Bridge Road
CV37 9NP

Telephone: 01789 414097
Fax: 01789 414608
Contact: Mr Keith Williams

Email: mail@stansgate.co.uk

Mr Peter Horridge BSc(Hons) DipTP FRICS MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Peter Horridge has over 40 years practical experience in the planning profession: in local government at county and district council level, in private practice, and overseas. He has been a partner and now director in the practice since 1986. He has extensive experience in the development control aspects of planning, and has given expert evidence on planning matters to numerous Hearings, Inquiries and Courts of Law. He has also served on several Committees of both the RICS and RTPI and in office in the RICS as chairman of the West Midlands Planning and Development Division.

Mr Keith Williams DipTP DipProjMan MRTPI MRICS  [ E-mail ]

Keith Williams has been employed in town and country planning since 1970 and has held positions in both the public and private sectors. Between 1970 and 1983 he worked in local government for County and District Planning Authorities. In 1983, he joined a leading commercial and industrial development company, where his responsibilities included the identification appraisal and successful completion of development opportunities, particularly for shopping, together with related town planning matters. He has been a partner and now Director of the practice since 1986. He has acted for a wide number of private and public clients dealing with all aspects of planning.

Mr Andrew Murphy BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Andrew Murphy had 9 years experience in local government working for 3 local authorities in development control and enforcement, prior to joining Stansgate Planning in 2003. He has acted for a range of clients on a wide variety of planning matters.

Mrs Liz Nicholson BSc(Hons) MSc DipTP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Liz Nicholson joined Stansgate Planning at the beginning of 2016 , having worked in both urban and rural local government development management teams for 18 years. For the 8 years prior to joining Stansgate Planning she was the Planning Manager leading the applications and appeals team at Stratford-on-Avon District Council. She has significant experience in translating policy/housing issues into development management decision-making and appeals preparation for all scales of development, as well as working with Councillors, Parish Councils and other community representatives.

Mrs Miranda Rogers BSc(Hons) MSc MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Miranda Rogers worked for 3 years in the housebuilding industry, dealing with land buying and planning matters, prior to joining Stansgate Planning in 2001. As Principal Planner, she acts on a wide variety of matters relating to town and country planning.

Mrs Rachel Best BSc(Hons) DipTP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Rachel Best has over 20 years experience in planning, in local authority development control, private practice and with a number of private housebuilders before joining Stansgate Planning as Principal Planner in 2009.


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, 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, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Working from Home


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Listed Buildings

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Environmental Statements, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Tree Preservation Orders, Wind Farms


Characterisation Studies, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design



Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospices, Nursing Homes


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Waste Disposal


Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans

Minerals & Waste

Waste Disposal, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements

Renewable Energy

Wind Power


Land Availabiltiy Studies, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Supermarkets

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Tourism


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations

Urban Regeneration


Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      10
Total Professional Staff      6
Chartered Town Planners      6
Chartered Surveyors      2
Landscape & Environment Professionals      1

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Description of practice

Practice formed in 1986 with 7 current professional staff, offering planning services throughout England and Wales.

Main Planning Services

Submission and negotiation of applications; appeals by written representations, hearing or public inquiry; representations and objections to Local Plans; advice on Local and Neighbourhood Plans; advice on development control matters (including enforcement, Lawful Development Certificates, removal of conditions, etc); and appraisals of development potential. Directors and staff are experienced expert witnesses.

Examples of recent projects

Redevelopment of former hospitals, Telford, Birmingham, Walsall, Stafford, Shrewsbury 1995-2002; new manufacturing facility, Aston Martin Lagonda, Warwickshire 2000; new student accommodation, Oxford University 2000; wind tunnel, Jaguar F1, Warwickshire 2001; conversion of listed mill to apartments, Bridgnorth 2002; vehicle test and development track, Warwickshire 2002; conversion of listed barns to 10 dwellings, Warwickshire 2004; conversion of agricultural buildings to micro-brewery, Warwickshire 2004; serviced apartment scheme, Windsor 2004; mixed commercial, retail, leisure and residential development, Bridgend, South Wales 2005; nursery redevelopment for housing, Warwickshire 2005; conversion of listed printing works to 46 apartments, Worcester 2005; school sports hall and residential development, Warwickshire 2005; modular office building, Jaguar Land Rover, Warwickshire 2006; key housing site, Dudley 2006; 197 dwellings, offices, retail and bus/rail interchange, Warwickshire 2007; materials recycling facility, Worcestershire 2007; replacement cricket centre in Green Belt conservation area, Hertfordshire 2007; design studio for Aston Martin Lagonda, Warwickshire 2007; new motor dealership, Birmingham 2008; detailed planning permission for 32 Green Belt dwellings, Essex 2008; new agricultural dwelling, Worcestershire 2008; 21 dwellings and retail, Oxfordshire 2008; 150 dwellings, Northamptonshire 2008; 21 apartments, Nottinghamshire 2008; new medical centre, Worcester 2009; new country house, Worcestershire 2009; marina enlargement, Warwickshire 2009; polytunnel developments, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire 2009/10; retirement living complex, Worcester 2009/10; wind turbines, Worcestershire 2009/10; mixed use regeneration development, Glamorgan 2009/10; boutique hotel, Warwickshire 2010; new hospice building in Green Belt, Worcestershire 2010; new airfield building, Gloucestershire 2010; Aston Martin Lagonda Brand Centre and dealership 2010; new medical centre, Worcester 2011; replacement Green Belt dwelling, Worcestershire 2011; metal recycling facility, Gloucestershire 2011; supermarket and retail warehouses, Shropshire 2011; various rural building conversions and re-use proposals; expert witness on behalf of local authorities.