Welcome to ASP

ASP is a well-established town planning consultancy.

The aim of a planning consultancy should be to secure the best and most appropriate development for a site that meets the requirements of the client in a way that suitably respects the natural and technical constraints of a site and takes reasonable account of the views and opinions of others. The way to achieve this is through negotiation and consensus, not confrontation. The aim of ASP is to secure the best solution in every case and to provide the highest levels of service to achieve this aim.

We provide planning advice across a wide range of development types, over a considerable geographic area, for a range of clients in the public and private sectors. This includes residential and commercial developers, retailers, private landowners, local authorities, charities and smaller private clients. We work with clients from the planning appraisal stage (including advice on permitted development rights) through to the submission of applications and discharge of conditions thereafter. We also submit planning appeals (including appeals against enforcement notices) and lawful development certificates on behalf of clients. Where appropriate we are also involved in the promotion of clients’ sites through the local plan making process.

The government have recently released regulations relating to various changes to the General Permitted Development Order, changes which are due to come into effect on the 1st August 2020 these include new rights to allow for the upwards extension of blocks of flats subject to a prior approval process. There are also regulations which come into force immediately regarding temporary rights until the end of 2020 to allow for certain uses of land (primarily outdoor markets) to proceed without requiring planning permission as a response to the COVID19 situation.

Latest Case Study

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ASP were appointed in 2015 to provide planning advice in relation to proposals for an innovative dwelling located on a former quarry site in Cuckfield.