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Planning Statements

If you require a planning statement for you project then please contact us. An early draft of a planning statement is useful as it highlights polices that should be considered in you application, but a planning statement can only really be finalised just before the application is submitted.

A planning statement is a document that is submitted with a complex planning application, its aim to to guide the reader (planning officer, consultee, sub-contractor) through the planning application, providing low levels of detail, but communicating the broader nature and context, of the project.

Just as a design and access statement might describe broader project objectives to planners, and consulters for a minor application, a planning statement pulls together the various conclusions from supporting documents, and drawings and presents them in a concise manor. This is important for a complex application, as there is often so much information, that it is easy for key concepts or project benefits to be missed.

A Planning statement is the last piece of work, we will complete prior to submitting an application. With the exception of minor technical amendments to other planning reports and plans, the planning statement need to be written in sight of the entire application.

Consultancy Services

If you would like us to write your planning statement for you, we would be glad to provide a fixed price quotation for undertaking the work. We often prepare planning statement for applications, as we undertake other reports such as flood risk, noise impact, transport assessments. As such it makes sense for us to write the planning statement as well.

Planning Statement Contents

Below we have listed the contents of a planning statement for a medium sized industrial development. The site is situated in a remote area, and as such various elements commonly seen in urban projects such as noise, visual, and other environmental factors are not included.

The Site

A description of the site is important to covey visual, and topographical aspects of the site that may not come across easily on plans. It is also a good chance to discuss neighboring land uses, and demonstrate how you have considered these uses, protecting them from project impacts.

If you were building some industrial buildings next to housing (or vies-versa) you might describe how the boundary might be planted with trees or hedge to shield visual impacts. You would then include references to relevant plans that show in detail what measures are being taken.


This section will summaries mitigation measures, and conclusions from a transport reporting carried out for project.


Describe the layout of the site, why are the buildings angled the way they are how do the roads,and walkways fit within this layout. If you have security details available, for waste transfer sites examples, describe it here. Reference relevant standards if applicable.

Scale & Appearance


Heritage Assets