Who We Are
As our name suggests we are focused on rural planning!
With offices in Kent and Gloucestershire we are well placed to cover much of England and Wales with a large amount of our work being in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks.
The knowledgeable and enthusiastic team includes a variety of backgrounds, we have from rural land managers to planners with local authority experience. Some of us have an addiction to horses which is useful for the many types of commercial equestrian projects we undertake. We also enjoy the challenge of a listed building or two.
Why Use Us?
We have a wealth of experience in all matters planning related and particularly well versed in rural issues.
Professional & Experienced
We have decades of combined experience in providing creative solutions to planning projects and problems.
Chartered & Certified
We have staff that are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Trained & Qualified
Our team also have graduate/post graduate qualifications in Heritage, Conservation, Architecture and Archaeology.
Honest & Principled
We pride ourselves in integrity and honesty which is what gives our clients the confidence to work with us.
Proactive & Practical
Planning can be like a game of chess, always thinking a few moves ahead to get to the desired outcome. We relish the unusual and taxing cases that require an imaginative approach.
We have an established network of specialists we work with including Landscape Architects, Designers, Ecologist and Highways Experts.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
The world’s leading professional body for standards and qualifications in land, property, infrastructure and construction.
The Royal Town Planning Institute
The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities.
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
The IHBC is the professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts.
The Country Land and Business Association
The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.
The Gardens Trust
The Gardens Trust is the only UK national charity dedicated to protecting and conserving heritage of designed landscapes.
The entire planning process with The RPP was a partnership in creating the concept we wanted for installing some high-end glamping pods, lifting the diversity of use for our smallholding within our area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideas were developed into objectives, ensuring that the overall ecology of our natural surroundings were enhanced. The whole package of planning, including managing other specialists, ensured complete alignment at all times. It was a great pleasure for me that RPP took this lead and secured our planning approval.
The RPP are superb and knowledgeable professionals who deliver high-quality and effective results. We have used them on two separate projects and were delighted each time.
We used The RPP in Spring 2022 to gain planning on a holiday letting property. I am very pleased that we decided to use The RPP as it was essential for our business to gain this permission. They carried out the work swiftly, professionally and successfully producing an excellent document to put before local planning officers. I was kept up to speed at every step of the way with friendly and proactive members of their team. Can thoroughly recommend them.
We have used The Rural Planning Practice many times to consult on all matters in relation to planning. We have a complex rural plot and a challenging neighbourhood to contend with. They completely took the stress out of the situation and managed it in a highly professional but open and transparent way. The whole team care about their clients, they understand the vision that you are wanting to create. As working professionals with very small children, embarking on our planning projects felt daunting until we found The RPP. We would highly recommend them to anyone.
I have used The Rural Planning Practice for many years. They are efficient, knowledgeable and always get the end result that we require. I would recommend for advice and for obtaining planning permissions.