About Setplan

Town and Environmental Planners

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

Planning consultants based in Surrey, providing town and environmental planning services optimising property values across London and the South East for over 30 years. We can help you navigate the increasingly complex planning system.

Our planning advice is commercially oriented, objective and independent.  Where development is contentious, for example in the Green Belt or where excessive contributions are demanded, we can help you fight your corner. The planning system is not always fair but we can help you win the argument.

We shape proposals to ensure they are legally robust and viable in both planning and commercial 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 range of specialist inputs 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, winner of the 1987 Royal Town Planning Institute’s Pepler Prize for the highest score in the Institutes entrance examination.  Planning graphics supervised by Arnold feature in “Graphics for Urban Design” (Telford).

Our Main Services

 Planning Applications

Planning and Design Advice

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environment Agency Permitting

Development in the Green Belt

Planning Appeals

Planning Objections

Permission in Principle

 Certificates of Lawfulness

Areas of Expertise

✦ Residential, commercial and industrial development

✦ Minerals and waste development

✦ Environmental planning

✦ Green Belt issues

✦ Address to planning committees

✦ Objections to harmful development

✦ Challenging planning enforcement

✦ Certificates of Lawfulness for permitted development

✦ Instruction of barristers

✦ Discharge of conditions

✦ Planning obligations

✦ Development plan submissions

✦ Feasibility appraisals

✦ Site layout design

✦ Graphic presentation