I have recently worked with Richard Lee on a residential development project with significant technical and planning difficulties. The development site is situated in a conservation area and surrounds a grade 2 listed building.
Throughout the process, Richard had to deal with a very intransigent Planning Authority which required all his diplomatic skills to manoeuvre the application to a position where it eventually won full Officer approval prior to Planning Committee. The application was refused at Committee but taking Richards advice, I appealed to the Secretary of State. The appeal submission was measured and factual and won the full support of the Inspector resulting in the appeal being upheld and a 100% award for costs against the Planning Authority, something which I understand is very rare. In addition to Richards substantial knowledge of planning regulations etc., he has built up a network of both knowledgeable and experienced experts covering the whole spectrum of planning, design and highways issues, which he is able to call upon and enlist.
I have no hesitation in recommending Richard Lee to anyone who is about to embark on a similar project as mine.
Ackworth, West Yorkshire
We engaged Richard in early 2012 to assist us with the possible redevelopment of our site in Lancashire. He has been able to steer us through the process, advising us on what information we need to obtain and which people can deliver this information at reasonable cost. In addition he has liaised with the architect and planners and helped us with the decisions we are having to make. We have been very pleased with the progress to date and the fact that he constantly pushes the process along without us having to chase him.
Chairman, Henry Alty Ltd
I have recently had the good fortune to enlist the professional assistance of Mr Richard Lee, he has been instrumental in securing planning permission for my caravan park, negotiating with the local district council, preparing access and design statements, completing all the application requirements, with a wealth of planning knowledge has overcome all odds, highly recommended. Mr M Rowe for and on behalf of the Whitearch caravan park.
Whitearch caravan park
As total amateurs deciding that we needed someone professional to help us we found Richard by a quick internet search and he was local which was perfect for us. After a very brief chat with him on site to let us know what was reasonable in development terms he dealt with all of our planning applications for us (4 car garage, 80% increase in size of dwelling, menage and stables).
Richard's help made what could have been a very stressful time for amateurs a very exciting time as we knew there would be no silly issues as he'd dealt with everything for us. I would recommend anyone in our situation to Richard, dealing with someone that's honest, straight talking and just tells how it is and the best way to do it. 2 years ago Richard started to help us with our dream house and we have just moved in ! If we were to develop again Richard is the first person I'd discuss it with.
Richard is a consultant who gives honest and professional advice. There are no strings attached to the service he gives. If I hadn’t enlisted the help of RLPP it was seem highly unlikely that I would have achieved any desirable development on my property. I will recommend Richard to anyone seeking to develop in greenbelt.
Corley, North Warwickshire
Richard is a straight talking planner with excellent knowledge and experience. He will take the pragmatic route to any obstacles and is very easy to talk to without blinding you with science.
Hough Mill Quarry
I have used Richard Lee Project Planning on two occasions. I was immediately impressed with Richards positive attitude and knowledge of the subject. He quoted me very reasonable prices for his work in submitting the applications, and with both planning applications he was successful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Richard Lee Project Planning following my positive experience.
Faced with a complex planning application for a cattery business in a green belt area we approached Richard who came highly recommend. Our experience with working with Richard was very positive, he was honest, professional and thorough. We really didn’t expect to be granted planning permission. Richard progressed and chased the application throughout and kept us up to date. We are extremely grateful and would highly recommend him.
I have no hesitation in recommending RLPP to anyone wanting to develop their property without being crippled by greenbelt planning law. Richard took up my enquiry with genuine interest when other consultants did not. By using RLPP you will get a service which is thorough and fair priced and a consultant who will negotiate to get what you want.
From first meeting Mr Richard Lee his professionalism and knowledge shone through. He made himself readily available for all our concerns and questions without hesitation.
We would like to thank him for all the great work.