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Trafford Planning Consultants

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

For all of your Trafford Planning needs

This is where the professionals at Plande step in.

Plande is a development enabler. We unlock the potential of your property or land by understanding your challenge and objectives, navigating the red tape, solving problems creatively, and getting the right result.

By combining our planning and architecture expertise, we comprehensively draft applications that gently lead decision-makers towards the ideal outcome.

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Head Office: 1st Floor, Kennedy House, 31 Stamford Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1ES


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Trafford Council Accredited Agent

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

Are You Looking for Help with Trafford Planning? – Look No Further!

Plande is a local company, based in Altrincham, and as such we have huge experience in working with Trafford Council on a wide variety of different projects. We are an accredited agent, which means they have officially approved Plande as a professional planning consultancy to help individuals, builders and organisations navigate the complicated planning process. We are RTPI qualified experts, so whatever you are planning let Plande take the strain. Take a look at our areas of expertise below. We are here for all of you Trafford Planning needs!

Trafford Planning Applications

Since our inception in 2007, we have made many Planning applications in Trafford and and Accredited Agent for the Council. This means that our application services meet the highest of standards. In this business its very often a case of who you know, and because we are based in Altrincham we are very familiar with the people who will be involved in your case.

Trafford Planning Applications often attract Community Infrastructure Levy charges, especially if the designs include over 100 sq. m of internal floor area. Certain exceptions apply, including house extensions and self build homes.

It is important to understand the policies, requirements and limitations demanded by the council. These are critical in ensuring projects are approved in a timely and cost effective manner, ensuring our clients maximise the potential of their high quality developments.

Trafford Planning Permission

Due to our proximity to the Council and the high number of applications submitted, we have a fantastic record for obtaining planning permission in Trafford for a wide range of residential and commercial schemes. These include replacement dwellings, self builds, extensions (including green belt) and large remodelling projects in the area.

Trafford Planning Appeals

We have also been successful in obtaining permission via the planning appeals in Trafford route. This is where an applicant has a right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate where a decision has not been reached on an application within the statutory period, or if the application has been refused. An appeal can also be made if the applicant doesn’t agree with the conditions on a planning approval. An applicant typically has 12 weeks from the decision to make an appeal for house extensions.

Trafford Planning Policies

Forming part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, Trafford Planning Policies are going through a state of flux. This provides opportunities, but also challenges, so appointing Plande as your consultant ensures your project obtains approval in a timely and cost effective manner.

Residential and domestic projects’ policies are quite detailed, which could be seen as prescriptive and restrictive. Our creative strategic approach means we have obtained Trafford planning approvals where the designs appeared to have contradicted planning policies.

For commercial projects, the Core Strategy provides the main policies for development control purposes.

Other supplementary planning guidance, including Conservation Area plans, parking standards among many others also need to be considered when applying for planning permission.

Have a look at our projects carried out and approved in the area.

Trafford Planning Permission Consultancy

Located in the recently refurbished Town Hall in Old Trafford, Trafford Planning Department is one of the largest and most diverse in the area. It presides over a hugely diverse mix of property, including regeneration areas, some of the most expensive residential streets in the country, as well as the Trafford Centre, Manchester Airport, open Countryside and Green Belt.

Understanding the area and its’ unique context is essential when working on planning projects.

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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 developers, land owners, businesses, architects and private clients.