Client Testimonials

AFA Planning Consultants
Client Testimonials

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What our lovely clients say about us

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for every client. Whether it is a ‘one off’ job such as a residential planning application or appeal or repeat business for a firm such as Everest, we always offer clear communication and work to a level that will give your case the highest chance of success.

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"Just a few words to thank you for getting the agricultural tie lifted off our property. Your in depth knowledge of the process showed through when we had to go to appeal to get the final sign off but you and your team carried out all the work and kept us fully updated throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend you and your team to anyone who is thinking of getting restrictions lifted off their properties in this way. Thanks again."

Mr P.D. - Powys ( England/Wales border)

“Very many thanks for your efforts on our behalf. We did not dare to hope you would succeed- but you did- to our immense relief. We appreciated that you persevered with patience and good humour in the face of circumstances made very difficult by the Covid pandemic-we also appreciated that you kept us in the loop too. Once again our heartfelt thanks.” 

Mr & Mrs D. A- (London)

“Professional and knowledgeable AFA Planning Consultants were able to pick apart and successfully appeal the council’s decision so that I am now able to start building my part single/ part double storey extension.  Value for money and would highly recommend.” 

Mr. Tattersall - (Hounslow)

"This is great news – I really appreciate your support in getting this planning appeal through. When we first started looking at consultants to help us with our appeal, the estimations of success ranged from 30% to 70% with you being at the higher end of that range. But it was your approach, experience and initial positioning which made us go with you. I’m glad to see we made the right decision – and we did get what we paid for with the effort you put in."

Mr. Charman- (Weybridge, Surrey)

“It was a pleasure to work with AFA Planning Consultants. They produced a robust statement of case for our planning appeal. Thank you for all your help and advice along the way. Professional, honest and prompt service..” 

Mr. Peshavria (East London)

“I’d like to thank you for all of your efforts in developing and managing this objection. I think that you have put together a powerful case in an extremely knowledgeable, structured and professional manner, and I’d like to add that it’s been a pleasure working with you.” 

Mr. Luckham (Sutton, London)

“AFA Planning Consultants were very clear from the outset on costs, the process and timescales. During the process they kept us informed and helped push through the appeal successfully as quick as possible.” 

Mr. Williamson (Brixton, London)

“This is fantastic news, I am really pleased. Reading through their decision you can see that Neill’s report absolutely nailed it and didn’t leave them much choice. I will certainly be recommending you to any farming friends looking to investigate AOC removal in the future. Thank you for all the hard work. ” 

Mr. DS (Norfolk)

“AFA Planning Consultants were excellent. They did exactly what was needed, keeping us informed along the way and provided the optimum result by getting our planning approved on appeal first time. I would use them again and recommend their services (and in fact have done so already)."

Mrs. Nelmes

“We called upon the services of AFA Planning Consultants to assist for a retrospective consent due to a change in design mid way through our build. Having met on site and discussed at length the change, AFA took control of the situation and liaised fully with the council to ensure the building could stay and works could continue. We found AFA Planning Consultants to be very professional and capable of friendly firm advice. We are very grateful for the result that was achieved”

Mr. I Wise (Essex)

“Our case has been agreed with the help of you and your team. As you can appreciate, it was a very stressful time waiting for retrospective planning and this is something that I could not have achieved without all you help so thank you!”

Mr. L (London)

“Thanks for all your help in getting my retrospective planning permission approved for my horse livery business development. Looking back over the past few months I’m certain that Without AFA planning consultancy’s experience and help I would not have been able to gain planning permission for my project. Thanks for sorting it all out and enabling me to push forward with our business now that all the permissions have been granted.”

Mr. Stevens (Cornwall)

“I can only recommend to use AFA Planning Consultants and not to perform a planning application on your own or with your own architect. I strongly recommend everyone to use your services, as you know very what the planning department need. In addition, your specialist was very nice and helpful whenever I had questions, before, during and after the application.

In short I am very happy with your services and my extension would have never been built without AFA.

I will never thank you enough for your great help! “

Vincent (Sunbury-On-Thames)

“Very impressed with the service from AFA Planning Consultants. Very quick service; got planning permission granted on 2 barn conversions. All sorted efficiently with very little input required from us, so very stress free.”

Mrs.Kennerley (Stoke-on-Trent)

“My wife had been trying to set-up a small ‘dog grooming’ business from our garage. We had our planning permission denied on questionable grounds and so sourced the skills and experience of AFA Planning Consultants to manage our appeal. Their website and customer service were very helpful. When we were appointed a senior planner, the first thing he did was visit us in our home to discuss the case and provide us options. This was very professional and gave us confidence that our appeal was in the right hands. AFA Planning handled all the paperwork and continued to consult/update us in a timely fashion. I am pleased to say that AFA Planning Consultants were successful with our appeal and we won. My wife can now start her business; knowing everything is legally agreed. I would certainly recommend AFA Planning Consultants for their; professionalism, experience and dedication. Many thanks.

Mr.Bailey (Essex)

“I would like to personally thank AFA Planning Consultants for your swift professional and sensitive approach to my recent planning appeal, having engaged AFA Planning following a challenging 2 year debate with our Local Planning authority, parish council and objectors I am pleased to have received an accepted appeal.“

Stuart (Peterborough)

“I wanted to say thank you very much for your hard work with our case. I couldn’t have chosen a better company to work with and was very impressed with what you did and obviously the outcome. Without you on the case, it could have turned out very differently for us so I’m incredibly grateful to you. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to others for planning restriction cases in the future.”

Mrs J.H. (Kings Lynn)

“Again we cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us. So glad you were recommended & likewise if ever I’m asked to recommend an excellent man for planning issues your name will be put forward. With our very best regards.”

Mike & Debbie (Somerset)

“Thank you- that’s just what I needed! I’m really grateful to you and your firm for your advice and will certainly recommend your service to others who may need planning advice.”

Mrs. H (Hertfordshire)

“You really live up to your web reviews and recommendations-all good. After you guided me through my planning predicament in a calm, confident and professional way I would have no hesitation in giving you my highest recommendation. Many thanks for a successful outcome.”

Mrs. D (Swansea)

“Thanks for the copy, just to say what a fantastic job you’ve done, and what a result!!”

Mr. Mowbray (Shaftesbury, Wiltshire)

“If it wasn’t for all your hard work and efforts in chasing the Planning Inspectorate, I think we would still be waiting for a decision, so I must say a BIG THANK YOU.”

Mr. B (Surrey)

“Thank you so much for your work on this. The outcome was what we wanted/needed and I am glad it has prompted a review of the local policy on this issue. Our thanks again – and if future potential clients want a recommendation please feel free to put them in touch with us.”

Mr & Mrs. B (Northamptonshire)

“Just a quick note to say how delighted we are with the outcome of your communications with West Devon Borough Council. I am not sure how you did it, but we are very grateful that you did. Once again many thanks for your help.”

Mrs. D (Devon)

“Thank you very much, it has been a pleasure working with AFA Planning Consultants. I am living in Melbourne and so dealt with Neill via telephone, email & text message. I cannot recommend him more highly. It was very easy to discuss matters with you, prompt and professional.”

Mrs. C (Melbourne Australia)

“You don’t know how happy that has made us. You have done us proud many many thanks for your professional help in this matter.”

Mr. E (Dartford, Kent)

“It is good to find that common sense has prevailed. I must add that I think the inspector was greatly aided in coming to his decision by the clarity of the appeal which you lodged. We are more than grateful to you for the good work which you have done for us.”

Mr H. (Belsize Park, London)

“Thank you so much for helping us with this matter. You have been absolutely brilliant, and I will have no hesitation about recommending you to others. If you could send me the invoice when you have it, I will get your deserved cheque in the post ASAP. Best wishes.”

Mrs Z (Somerset)

“Thank you for your report, it is very impressive. I cannot now imagine the application standing a better chance of succeeding than with your report. It is very professional as one would expect, but more than that it is clinically precise. Just what I wanted. Many thanks.”

Mr DM (East Sussex)

“Having read the appeal that you have produced, I must say that in my opinion it is excellent . Many thanks for a fine piece of work”

Mr J.D. (Hereford)

“I just wanted to say how delighted I have been with your service from start to finish. Gaining this planning permission has enabled my family to raise the funds to secure a life long dream of moving to the countryside. Many thanks.”

Dr C.F (Kent)

“Pre-Application meeting, your planner was extremely helpful and prepared an excellent pre-application document. She supported us eloquently and professionally at the meeting. She appeared to really care – a quality which is sadly rare it seems at present.”

Mrs O (Middlesex)

“Thank you for all your efforts in getting the agricultural tie lifted at our Farm. A cheque is enclosed. Thank you very much indeed.”

 Major WCD (Hampshire)

“Thank you so much for achieving a superb result. This will help me to move on with my life…Thank you so so much for all your hard work which achieved a great result that means everything to me. The house is now on the open market and has a good chance of selling in the next few months. You know your subject and are worth your weight in gold. I can not thank you enough.”

Mrs M (West Yorkshire)

“Following our appeal against the enforcement notice, David has managed to negotiate with the Council and they are withdrawing the notice. I have thanked him for his hard work and commitment to the task. I found him to be highly professional and considerate to the problem. He worked within a very tight schedule to launch the appeal and visited the house on three occasions, the last one being to negotiate with the planning officer ……. he is clearly an asset to you.”

Dr P.H. (Stockport)

“The appeal for extending our property was successful on both counts and I would like to thank AFA and especially Richard for the professional manner in which he managed the whole appeal process. His approach, thoroughness and personal contact met all of our expectations. We are obviously delighted with the outcome and are now looking forward to building. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending your organisation.”

 Mr & Mrs B.B. (Berkshire)

“I cannot thank AFA enough for the quality of their work in dealing with the appeal on our coach house. Their staff acted with immense professionalism and they knew exactly how to approach the appeal in order to obtain a successful outcome. They believed right from the start that they could win the appeal, and kept me up to date with the progress throughout. I would certainly recommend AFA to anyone facing planning issues, even those that seem impossible to overcome at the time. Well done!”

Mr M.J. (Shrewsbury)

“Thanks for your good work – we never expected such a result and should we need help with planning issues in the future we will definitely be in touch.”

Mr & Mrs R.F.(Bedfordshire)

“Thank you very much for your help ….. it has been a great pleasure to work with Neill, his professional insight and intervention into our very difficult case helped greatly to reach this outcome. His logical reasons were well acknowledged by the Planning Inspector in the decision letter.”

Mr RK (Hayes)

“I can hardly believe you won this case for me. I can’t thank you enough!”

Mrs J.D. (Buckinghamshire)

“Thank you. You obviously knew something about this that the others didn’t know.”

Mr. J.B. (Devon)

“We would like to thank you whole heartedly. It was a great relief it has all gone according to plan, testimony to your research and planning. We are delighted in the speed you were able to finalise matters, other companies were quoting a time span in years, with fees to match. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the same position. Many, many thanks.”

Mr S.C. (County Durham)

“I would like to thank you for your professionalism and honesty. Your time spent on this is appreciated and I feel that your fee structure is very reasonable. I will have no hesitation recommending your services to my friends, family and colleagues.”

Mrs. S.P. (Wiltshire)

“It’s the best news I’ve had for a long time. I’m very impressed!”

Mr D.K. (Yorkshire)

“You have comprehensively refuted all the Council’s spurious reasons for refusing my application.”

Mr. C.S. (Hertfordshire)

“We are delighted at the outcome of this case and the professional way that you handled things and kept us in the picture. We will always contact you on further issues and recommend you to other people with the same problems. Many, many thanks.”

Mr & Mrs R.P. (Cleveland)

“Absolutely brilliant news that you’ve won the appeal for us. I honestly didn’t think you would do it.”

Mr. J.B. (Cornwall)

“We are delighted with the outcome and hope to start building in July. Very many thanks to you for all the work that went into making this appeal successful.”

Dr C. G. (Cambridgeshire)

“I would like to thank you for the work you have done on my behalf. It is a great relief to be able to do what I want with my own property. Once again many thanks.”

Mr J.B. (Shropshire)

“Many thanks to you and your colleagues for the very clear advice that you gave me throughout and your availability to update me and answer my queries.  The great news of your success has lifted a weight from my shoulders as I am now able to make decisions for my future.  Many, many thanks.” 

Mr. B.L (Nottinghamshire)

“Many thanks for getting us our Certificate of Lawfulness. We know that there was a great deal of hard work involved, it has been very much appreciated. Many thanks again.”

Mr & Mrs C.W. (Kent)

“Please find enclosed payment for the objection to the planning appeal. Thank you for all the help and support given which has been truly appreciated during this time.”

Mrs R.B.Y. (Bedfordshire)

“I am very grateful to you for dispensing with the agricultural restriction on the bungalow. I have referred you to a very good friend of mine from Llandudno, N Wales in the hope that you may be able to help him. Grateful thanks once again.”

Mrs O.J. (Cardigan, South Wales)

“Thank you for your very honest opinion. It is nice to know there are still decent people that we can trust and not just to take peoples’ money.”

Mr C.F. (Devon)

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