We are Northern Planners, a Yorkshire-based planning consultancy situated in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Our Team provide professional planning advice and services for residential, commercial and other development projects, locally and regionally.  Our aim is to deliver the specialist planning expertise and support necessary to help you achieve your objectives.

Whatever the nature of your development proposal / planning issue or the stage in the process you are at, we should be able to help.

Whether it’s a planning application, planning appeal, or general planning advice you need, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our advice is focussed, affordable and aimed at adding value to your ideas/plans

What Our Customers Have To Say…

Thank you so much for your very kind, empathetic help with my planning application. You’ve been a fabulous, efficient, professional friend guiding me through this arduous process. It’s been very much appreciated especially with the unexpected positive outcome!

Mrs NorfolkAdditional Dwelling - Swanland

We contacted Northern Planners to advise on the form of a residential development where access to the site was to be across land which we own and into which a triangle of development site land projected. We had never owned the development site and were the triangular projection to be built on as part of the residential development this would have generated rights of way and access and parking problems for the legitimate users of our land.

As a result of the input from Northern Planners, it was identified that the projecting triangle of land was not legally fully accessible as part of the residential development. This allowed us to come to a very satisfactory agreement with the residential developers whereby, by exchanging small pieces of land, both they and we were able to preserve and enhance our holdings. At the same time, this exchange clarified and enhanced the parking aspects of both our land and that of the residential development land.

Mr Porter

A friend kindly recommended Northern Planners to me, and from day one my experiences dealing with them has been excellent.  I have been highly impressed with their efficiency and professionalism.  They have kept me in the loop throughout the process.  During which, I have been looked after by a very competent team, who have gone beyond the call of duty to help me with my planning proposal.  Without doubt they are always ahead of the game.

I would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending them.

Mr Walker

I have used the services of Northern Planners after three failed attempts to construct a garden room.

Their professional approach, accompanied by excellent attention to detail did the trick and I finally obtained planning at their first application.

I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

It was a pleasure to do business with them.

Mr Johnson

I first contacted Northern Planners having seen an advert in the local newspaper. I was immediately impressed with their knowledge and professionalism and decided to instruct them on a potentially contentious and difficult planning application. They did all the work for me and kept me updated throughout the whole process. Planning permission was granted at the first attempt. I would highly recommend Northern Planners to anyone.

Mr Watson

To facilitate the sale of our house we had to quickly resolve a planning issue. We contacted Northern Planners and they quickly swung into action, addressed our concerns and expedited an application. From our first contact and throughout the process we found the team at Northern professional, calm and reassuring. We got the planning consent we needed and are very grateful to Northern Planners for their support. We are pleased to recommend them and their professional service.

Mr Mackay

Northern Planners were a great help with my successful planning application. Amy and the team went above and beyond what I was expecting from them and I wouldn’t hesitate to use or recommend their services in future

Mr AtkinsonNew Dwelling - Wetherby

I was looking to obtain planning permission for an equestrian property.  Changing the use of land from agricultural to equestrian, changing the use of an existing barn to provide stabling and for the erection of an outdoor riding arena/manege, all for private use.  I was unsure of completing the planning application myself and so recruited Northern Planners to help with my application process.  I found them to be very efficiency and knowledgable, having previously been successful in obtaining similar planning permissions.  The team visited our property, taking necessary pictures and gathering specific information from me.  Northern Planners completed the planning paperwork, which was very thorough and referenced all the necessary Acts and Regulations, provided relevant drawing with the correct information needed for the Council review process, they submitted my application and monitored its progress.  The planning permission was Approved, within the timescales and without any follow up questions from the Council, which is testament to the thorough level of detail provided by Northern Planners on the application.  Throughout the process I found the team to be very professional and efficient in responding to any queries I had.  I would recommend Northern Planners to anyone seeking similar approval.  They made the process completely smooth and stress free with a very successful outcome.

Mrs Ireland