WS Planning & Architecture

NameWS Planning & Architecture

The Practice

WS Planning & Architecture is an expanding consultancy established in 1992. We have an established team of Town & Country Planners and Architects offering professional advice of the highest standard.

We seek to work closely with our clients to develop an understanding of their requirements and to agree clear objectives to deliver the desired results. WS Planning & Architecture has a wide client base, which includes: house-builders, developers, local authorities, private individuals, community groups and residents associations.

The team is skilled in meeting the development and planning requirements of our clients. Whatever the size and nature of a project, we ensure that our approach is both co-ordinated and cost effective.

By pooling the expertise of our highly qualified planners, architects and technical staff in-house we provide design solutions that unlock the true potential of your land or building.

Our Preferred Partners initiative ensures that specialist advice required through the Planning and Design process can be dealt with quickly and efficiently to provide the best possible chance of success.

As the only practice in the South East to offer this unique approach, we are best placed to advise our clients from the start to the finish of their project.

You can now find us on Twitter (@WSPA), LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram (wspa).

Range of Services

Our range of services includes the following areas:-


Appraisals, Applications, Appeals, Certificates of Lawful Development, Planning Enforcement Cases, Local Government Consultancy, Appearing as expert witnesses at Hearings, Public Local Inquiries, Court Cases (with, where necessary, direct access to the Planning Bar), Objections to Planning Applications


Feasibilities, Planning Proposals, Building Regulation
Applications, Urban Design Advice, Masterplanning


Strategic Land, LDF Representations, Local Development Framework (LDF) Monitoring, Housing Needs Surveys


Environmental Impact Assessments, Scoping Reports

Development Economics:

Site Searches and Referral Services, S106 Negotiations

Seminars & Training:

WS Planning & Architecture carry out Planning related seminars and are available to provide training on planning related topics

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Local & Strategic Planning: Minerals Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Local & Strategic Planning: Transport Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Waste Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Conservation: Design Layout

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Countryside & Environment: Coastal Planning

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Liveries

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Business: Offices

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Design: Crime Prevention Design

Design: Design Layout

Design: Architecture

Design: Implementation

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Economic Research

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Economic Development: Marketing

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Housing Needs Studies

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Light Issues

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Housing: Eco-Homes Assessments

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Service Industry

Industrial: Telecommunications

Industrial: Mobile Phone Masts

Information Technology: Internet

Information Technology: CAD

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Research: Housing Needs Assessments

Research: Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Retail: Site Design Layout

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Factory Outlet Centres

Retail: Markets

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: Design

Minerals & Waste: Waste Disposal

Minerals & Waste: Waste Local Plans

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Minerals & Waste: Landfill

Enforcement: Appeals

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Renewable Energy: Tidal Power

Renewable Energy: BREEAM

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Renewable Energy: Geothermal

Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices