None have been as helpful, efficient and as professional to work with
From the first call we knew we had made the right choice
We contacted Prospero Planning after receiving an unhelpful response from the council following a routine telephone call in reference to moving a caravan on our family caravan site. Due to the complicated nature of the planning files extending as far back as 1960, the council simply informed us that we did not have adequate planning in place for the site and we should make an application for a Certificate of Lawful Development.
From the first phone call we knew we had made the right choice, straight away Emma was helpful and engaging and recommended that Alan would be the person for the job.
With the help of Alan’s expertise and contacts within the local council, he was able to review the planning history and assist with the application for Lawful Development. Alan’s help was invaluable and he made swift work of our 10 years’ worth of complied evidence in the form of photos, bills and letters, consolidating them in to a concise and factual report for the council planners.
The application was successful and we now have peace of mind that everything is in order. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Prospero Planning in the future.
The Overton’s, New Quay
Impressed us with obvious knowledge and experience
We contacted a number of planning consultants to discuss our issue and when we met Emma from Prospero we felt we found someone who was interested in our case rather than a “consultant”. She came recommended to us and quickly impressed us with her obvious knowledge and experience, and after engaging her, her organised and methodical approach to our application. She was professional throughout our relationship and our beliefs were further supported when we met the local authority planning officer assigned to our application and she stated (unsolicited) that our application was one of the best she had dealt with. Emma made the whole process easy and due to her management of our application it passed through the system without issue and we obtained the result we wanted. We would certainly use Prospero again and recommend her to anyone who needs help with planning issues.
Mr & Mrs S Nicholls , Groeswen, Cardiff
Invaluable member of the team
Having worked with Emma for over a year on a particularly challenging planning application, her professionalism, expertise and good humour have made her an invaluable member of the team and we would not hesitate to recommend Prospero to anyone thinking of making a planning application she has saved us a lot of time, hassle and money and we hope to work with her on future projects.
Alun Fowler, Cwch Ltd
Efficient and Helpful
Prospero Planning recently helped my wife and I obtain retrospective planning permission to convert a former podiatry clinic into a new hairdressing salon in Barry. We were in the middle of a major refurbishment to the building so it was an easy decision to call in Prospero Planning to handle the headache of obtaining the appropriate permissions. Prospero managed the whole process efficiently and professionally and took care of all the details that would have caused us real problems if we were applying for planning permission ourselves. I would recommend anyone seeking planning permission to engage Prospero Planning’s services so that they can concentrate on managing their overall project. Prospero are easy to deal with, explain what you need to know and always keep you in touch throughout the process.
Mr and Mrs Davies, Barry
We will be working with Prospero for many years to come
At Ask My Architect we deal with numerous planning applications, Prospero’s advice and guidance before we submit the application is invaluable and when required a Planning Supporting Statement prepared by Prospero always lends sufficient additional information to achieve a positive result. Prospero always knows what to focus on and can communicate to the local planers in a fashion they understand and respect. Ask My Architect has worked with Prospero Planning since their launch and we will be working with Prospero for many years to come.
Brian MacEntee, Director, Ask My Architect
Sincere thanks and appreciation
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you after we heard the news that our planning application had finally been passed. When I decided to apply for the extension to my property I thought it would be relatively easy process, but how wrong I was. After visiting the planning department on two occasions and being totally confused and let down by the planning system, I suddenly realised I needed help. A quick search on the internet found Prospero Planning. A ten minute phone call to your office was all that was needed for me to see a light at the end of a tunnel. We arranged a meeting at which you agreed to take on our case. From this point on your true professional work ethic and knowledge of your industry proved to be second to none.
We will finally now have a home big enough for all the family to enjoy for years to come. The Strong family would have not achieved the outcome we have today of full planning of our extension had it not been for Prospero Planning.
Mr and Mrs Strong, Cardiff
Knowledgeable, professional and open
We are very grateful for the service that Prospero has provided. We had asked someone to sort out retrospective planning permission for a log cabin in our garden. Six and half months later there was no application submitted and we asked Emma to look over the process and give us some advice. It was lucky that we did. Within a few weeks, Emma had told us that the application was unlikely to succeed, had developed a constructive professional relationship with the planning officer and made us feel as though there was hope. She suggested an alternative approach that we followed and felt much more confident that the situation would be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction – which it was. I have recommended Emma to other people with complicated planning issues, knowing she is extremely knowledgeable, professional and open.
Bridget and Rick James, Bridgend
Extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic
I worked professionally with Emma for many years in her capacity as a Local Authority Planning Officer in respect of projects that I submitted for Planning Approval. I always found her to be extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of planning law and more importantly to me to be quite pragmatic. I have recently used her Planning Consultancy Services on a Tennis Club Project where she provided at short notice a detailed Design and Access Statement as part of the Planning Submission. I am sure that I will be using her services again.
John Rosser, Consultant Architect, Vale of Glamorgan