About Setplan

Town and Environmental Planners

Town planners based in Weybridge, Surrey. Our planning expertise has helped add value to properties across London and the South East for 29 years.  We help make planning simple - despite the planning system growing ever more complex and contentious.

Our planning advice is objective and independent. Where development is contentious, for example in the Green Belt or where excessive contributions are demanded, we can help you.  The planning system can be unfair and we can help when you get a raw deal. 

We shape proposals to ensure they are legally robust and viable in planning and development terms, and advise on the strategies aimed at getting the most out of a site, keeping abreast of evolving policies, regulations and procedures and managing the specialist information required.

Our objections are evidence based proving the harm to your properties amenities resulting from unneighbourly development.

We deal with the complex planning applications needed for minerals and waste development, co-ordinating the evidence required by the Environment Agency to secure environmental permits and for preparing environmental impact assessments.

Setplan’s director is Arnold Ward, past winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Pepler Prize.  Planning graphics prepared by Arnold feature in “Graphics for Urban Design” (Telford).


Our Main Services

  1. Planning Applications

  2. Planning Appeals

  3. Planning Objections

  4. Permission in Principle

  5. Certificates of Lawfulness

  6. Planning and Design Advice

  7. Environmental Impact Assessment

  8. Environment Agency Permitting

  9. Development in the Green Belt


Areas of Expertise

  1. Residential, commercial and industrial development

  2. Minerals and waste development

  3. Environmental planning

  4. Green Belt issues

  5. Presentation to planning committees

  6. Objections to harmful development

  7. Challenging planning enforcement

  8. Certificates of Lawfulness - existing or proposed development

  9. Instruction of barristers

  10. Discharge of conditions

  11. Planning obligations

  12. Development plan submissions

  13. Feasibility appraisals

  14. Site layout design

  15. Planning graphic presentation


Some examples of the persuasive planning graphic presentations which have successfully influenced development outcomes.