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Dorset Planning Consultants

Are you looking to secure Dorset planning permission? We can help!

For all of your Dorset Planning needs

This is where the professionals at Plande step in.

Plande unlocks the potential of your Dorset property by understanding your challenge and objectives, navigating through the red tape, solving problems creatively and getting the right result.

We comprehensively develop strategies and draft applications that lead decision-makers towards the ideal outcome.


Dorset Planning

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Every planning challenge covered


For all written representation, hearing & local inquiry appeals


High-quality, robust planning applications


Improving your chances of obtaining planning permission


To support and justify your application or appeal

Dorset Planning Consultants

Plande are professional RTPI planning consultants and act for Businesses, Developers, Landowners, Investors, Private Individuals, Architects and Designers. We can undertake a range of Dorset planning services – development appraisals, feasibility studies, planning strategy, statements including design & access, amendments to approvals and planning appeals.

  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Mixed-Use and Retail
  • Leisure and hotels
  • Residential (including self-build)
  • Community and education
  • Historic buildings
  • Green belt and rural development.

Dorset County Council Planning Applications

We can submit Planning Applications in the Dorset area including obtaining approval for residential and commercial, house extensions, self-build homes, green belt house extensions & replacement dwellings.

  • Planning applications
  • Reserved matters applications
  • Householder applications
  • Listed building consent
  • Advertisement consent
  • Prior approval
  • Lawful development certificates
  • Dorset Council pre-planning applications
  • Change of use

Dorset Planning Permission

We are also successful in obtaining Planning Permission via the Planning Appeal route, challenging Councils’ refusal of planning. This includes East Dorset, West Dorset and North Dorset planning permissions.

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Dorset Planning Applications

When submitting a Dorset planning application an understanding of the various local policies, requirements and opportunities are critical. This is to ensure that Dorset building projects can be approved in a timely and cost-effective manner, enabling high-quality developments and maximising the potential of our clients’ sites.


Working With Plande

Dorset Planning Plande works with a broad range of developers, businesses, investors, architects, and landowners as well as a number of private individuals to help with their planning needs. We draft high-quality Dorset Planning Applications for submission to Dorset Council Planning department. These include change of use, self-build, commercial, residential and leisure schemes, conservation areas and green belt.

Dorset is based in the South West of England and sits on the coast of the English Channel. The county covers an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometres. This is the equivalent to 1,000 square miles. The main town is Dorchester which is located in the south of the county. Following changes in the local government almost 50 years ago in 1974, the county line was extended. The county was extended eastwards to include towns within Hampshire. These included Christchurch and Bournemouth, famed for its glorious sandy beaches on the south coast. It is estimated half of the Dorset county population live in the South East of Dorset. The other areas of Dorset are considered expansive and rural. The population in these areas is fairly sparse.

The county dates back many years to the Neolithic age. The history books note that Dorset’s main tribe, the Celtic tribe, were defeated by the Romans. The Dorset area has been conquered by the Saxons, the Vikings and experienced much civil unrest during the English Civil War. In the 8th Century, the Vikings first raid on Britain occurred in Dorset and it is reported the Black Death entered the country in 1348 at Melcombe Regis. Dorset was influential in the Normandy landings with many boats embarking from Poole and Portland.

Dorset Council is responsible for processing planning permission, planning applications and appeals in the area.

As planning consultants, we work across the whole area including the main towns and villages of Purbeck, Portland, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Bridport, Beaminster, Dorchester and Christchurch.

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Working alongside an extensive network of specialist consultants, Plande gives you more than just high-quality advice from experienced professionals.

You’ll get fresh, creative insights into your project. A perspective that aims to get results every time.

We offer a development-focused planning consultancy services for businesses, developers, investors, landowners, architects, designers and private clients