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Vision Planning

A 20-year track record of successful planning outcomes


Welcome to Vision Planning

Quality advice in every aspect of town and country planning

If you want to apply for planning permission, appeal a refusal, promote your site for development, produce a neighbourhood plan or object to a proposed development, Vision Planning can help.

We provide independent planning advice to developers, landowners and householders, parish councils and community groups across England.

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Planning Applications & Appeals

Bringing Plans to Life

Whether it’s a major new community including homes, schools and shops, or a building in your garden, gaining planning permission can be a complex and lengthy undertaking. We will help guide you through the process and give your application or appeal the best chance of success.

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Development Site Promotion

Planning for the future

Our in-depth understanding of the development plan process and land supply requirements enables us to make the best possible case for your site’s allocation.

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Neighbourhood Plans

Help Shape your Community

How should a community grow? Where could new developments be built? What infrastructure would be needed? By creating neighbourhood plans, local groups can directly influence the way their community changes. We provide the guidance and support required to do just that.

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Get your voice heard

Are you concerned about a proposed extension next door or a new housing development in fields nearby? We will help to get the best outcome for you – whether that means changing the plans, or objecting to the principle of the development.

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Company Philosophy

Our Approach

Town and Country Planning Consultancy

Quality advice and support on all aspects of planning for developments large and small.

More than 20 years experience

Benefit from the knowledge we have gathered from two decades in private and public sector planning.


Friendly, professional service led by Stuart Miles, Director of Vision Planning.

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Residential developments

We have a strong track record of success with residential developments large and small.

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Five year housing land supply

Not enough homes are being built in some areas. This could be an opportunity to get planning permission for new homes. We can make that case.

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Neighbourhood plans

By creating neighbourhood plans, local groups can influence how their community changes. We provide the guidance and support to do just that.

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Single new dwellings/annexes

Whether you have land big enough for a new house or want to create an annexe or garden room, talk to us.

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Commercial, retail and leisure developments

We can help get planning permission for a range of other developments.

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Agricultural buildings / rural worker’s dwellings

If you need a new agricultural building or help with a rural worker’s dwelling, we can help.

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If you are affected by a development proposal that you don’t like, we can help you to get it changed or stopped.

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Environmental Impact Assessment

Larger developments might need an EIA. We can help with this.

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Community Infrastructure Levy

Vision Planning advises developers and landowners about the technicalities of the CIL and S106 obligations.

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Stuart was very professional and friendly. He always returned emails and phone calls promptly. The success of our application/challenge was down to his knowledge, experience and dogged determination. He kept us informed every step of the way and he was so patient and clear with his instructions that, even as a novice, I never felt that I didn’t understand what information was required and why the information was needed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vision Planning they were so committed to our case that we felt that we were supported every step of the way.

Victoria Cakebread, Private client from Wakefield

Working with Vision Planning really ensured the success of our planning permission application. We were new to the process, but the level of support they provided meant we understood the timeline and all the requirements involved. From the offset Vision Planning was very responsive, quickly getting back to us and providing clear answers to all of our questions. They also liaised with a technical illustrator and the local council on our behalf which, with the latter, involved a lot of pushing through delays. In the end we got our application back a day before it was due (virtually unheard of!) Vision Planning ultimately made a typically laborious process really easy and manageable. I will definitely be using this service again and would recommend it to anyone feeling overwhelmed by the world of planning permission.

Moli Dow, Private client from Warminster

Vision Planning have given us excellent advice, support and delivery of all major elements of our Neighbourhood Plan.
Active input and support from Stuart Miles was critical to the ultimate success of the Neighbourhood Plan which was ‘made’ on the 11th May 2021.
We believe that the policies in the Plan, which have been largely designed by Stuart with input from our consultations, will facilitate the sustainable and scalable development of Crudwell through till 2026 and lay sound foundations for the future. We have no doubt that our Neighbourhood Plan could not have succeeded without the dedicated support of Vision Planning.

Roy Lambley, Crudwell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

The service provided by Vision Planning was second to none. Their expertise and knowledge successfully gained planning permission for an exceptional new build in the green belt, despite many objections from the local authority. They carefully weighed up the issues and submitted a compelling case – a case that duly gained approval! I can definitely recommend Vision Planning.

Mark Gough, Private client from Bromsgrove

Stuart Miles was diligent, knowledgeable and patient, providing sage and clear advice which helped me navigate the planning system and gave me confidence to make decisions which ultimately yielded the result I was seeking.

Philip Mann, Private client from Oxford

I have total confidence in Stuart at Vision Planning in being able to get past difficulties and overcome planning problems.

John Steel KC, 39 Essex Chambers

Stuart has been a great help in stepping through the minefield of planning law, we have had excellent support from his knowledge and his expertise is second to none. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve the timescales without him.

John Ewins, Private client from the Mendip District

I’ve worked with many planning consultants over the years as an agricultural and equine expert and I often tell my clients that a successful planning application is much more likely if they have the right team in place. I can honestly say that there are only four consultants across the country that I could wholeheartedly recommend as people who are not only excellent in their line of business, but are also helpful and a pleasure to work with. Stuart Miles is definitely one of them.

Rebecca Wilson, Equine Consultancy Group

Stuart has been very helpful dealing with what I initially thought would be a simple process but has resulted in three applications and two appeals. His knowledge of the planning system has helped guide me through this minefield!

Larry Baldry, Private client from Wiltshire

I highly recommend Stuart, he has gone over and above to do all he could to enable my application to succeed. Thank you.

Gill Lines, Private client from East Hertfordshire

Stuart was instructed to deal with a breach of condition that was being enforced by Wiltshire council. He worked with us and kept us informed throughout the whole process of the planning and was professional throughout. Stuart was quick to deal with this and come up with a solution to give an outcome that we wanted. I would highly recommend Stuart or his team.

Craig Fulford, Private client from Wiltshire

We required timely expert advice on a planning matter and found Vision Planning responsive and we appreciated the excellent support and guidance we received. Stuart listened intently to our query, asked searching questions and then responded to meet our pressing deadline with first rate advice and guidance. Stuart was recommended to us through an existing client of Vision Planning who spoke highly of the service, we were not disappointed and our expectations were more than met. A first rate service – thank you.

Gordon Macpherson, Malmesbury Town Team

We were introduced to Vision Planning by our QC and from the initial proposal we received we were impressed. Impressed by the logical and pragmatic approach proposed as compared to other proposal we received which seemed fluffy and open-ended. We had a very complex project with some very well funded and motivated groups that we had to square off with. Vision Planning executed perfectly and gave us ad hoc suggestions along the way helping to orchestrate our efforts and drive the right decisions by the council and consultees. Finally, the communication was exceptional, always timely, short and effective. We always felt that Vision Planning had our best interests at heart and I would not hesitate to recommend them for any planning matter, no matter how large or small.

Douglas Mancini, Chair - Fairoaks 2020

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