Planning Insight

NamePlanning Insight

About Us

Planning Insight provides a professional and quality service tailored to your needs.

Planning Insight are a dynamic town planning consultancy based in Central London. Established in 2009 by director, Peter Higginbottom, the company operates primarily across Greater London and the South East of England.

We have experience in a number of markets and sectors including residential, mixed use, education and infrastructure.

As a firm we acknowledge that every client and situation is different and we ensure a tailored service to accommodate this. We will endeavour to advise on what is best for your particular circumstance to ensure a completely personalised planning solution.

As a dedicated team, we thrive in challenging situations and environments, getting to know clients on a personal as well as commercial basis so that we can develop long lasting and effective working relationships.

As a company we are committed to being at the forefront of the industry. We are Chartered Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Corporate Members of the Town and Country Planning Association and member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.

Peter Higginbottom, Director: “As an ever growing planning practice, Planning Insight is keen to establish new relationships with clients. If you have any queries or would like to discuss a new project, please don’t hesitate to contact us’.


We deliver a range of services including:

  • Planning applications;
  • Development plan representations;
  • Planning appeals;
  • Site appraisals;
  • Planning enforcement;
  • Advice on proposals;
  • Representations; and
  • Section 106 Agreements.

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Change of Use

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Industrial: Telecommunications

Industrial: Mobile Phone Masts

Industrial: Utilities

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Overseas: Other Planning Systems

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Transport: Railways

Transport: Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Conservation: Design Layout

Overseas: Overseas Planning and Development

Retail: Site Design Layout

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Business: Offices

Infrastructure: Schools Planning

Local Authority Services: Development Management

Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Affordable Housing Viability

Research: Environmental Impact Assessment

Urban Regeneration: Rural & Village Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Housing Estate Masterplans