ADL Planning Ltd

...planning for better...

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Whenever I get asked “What do you do?” and I reply “I’m a Town Planner", I get very blank looks. Despite the planning system shaping all of our lives from having a local shop where we buy a loaf of bread to buying our first home, most people don’t know what we do or even that they may need our help! I usually offer “I sort planning permission for people” as a way of explanation. However, obtaining planning permission for clients is just one of the many aspects of the work we do.

Having held senior positions at a central London planning department before leaving to become consultants, we spent many years watching people struggle their way through the planning system and not being able to help them the way we wanted. I’d love to say that the planning system has got simpler in recent years but I’d be lying!

We help clients navigate their way through the complexities of the planning system adding value and knowledge to their projects. If you are an architect, property developer, or someone who needs another bedroom for an impending arrival, please get in touch – we may be able to help you even if you didn’t know we existed before reading this!


ADL Planning offers a complete planning service and everything in between. Clients get us involved before they have even bought a site – asking us what may or may not be possible. We also can get approached at the end of the planning process when things haven't gone as successfully as hoped. We have considerable experience with the Appeals system and regularly prepare and submit planning and enforcement appeals on behalf of our clients. We have extensive knowledge of Heritage issues and work closely with a number of experts in this field to protect and evolve historic buildings.

We work throughout England but have a particular specialism within central London. We have worked on many projects in our old stomping ground of Kensington and Chelsea as well as all other central London authorities such as Westminster, Wandsworth, Camden, Brent, Richmond, Islington, Barnet, Hounslow, Merton and Redbridge.

Not only do we advise and lead on the planning system, we also work closely with a number of amazing and ambitious architects, property developers and businesses who can all add value to a project. The information needed to support a planning application can often seem overwhelming but with ADL guiding you through the process, things should feel more simple.

As well as preparing the main planning documents we can also prepare Construction Management Plans and advise on potentially reducing any CIL tax liability. As a package, ADL Planning can help your project through from being just a thought to reality.