Rooted in the Countryside
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David Collier Rural Planning is a planning consultancy specialising in rural development, including development on farms.

We practise mainly in the West Midlands, but are prepared to take on projects elsewhere in the country, Within two months of launch, the Practice had clients in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

David Collier is a Chartered Town Planner experienced in all aspects of planning as it affects agriculture, horticulture and rural estates, and has a decade’s experience as National Planning Adviser to the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales.

We believe…

The aim of a planning consultancy should be to secure the best and most appropriate development for a site, meeting the client’s requirements in a way that respects the natural and other constraints of the location and takes account of the views and needs of others.

This is normally best achieved through negotiation rather than confrontation. The aim of David Collier Rural Planning is to secure the best outcome in every case, providing the highest levels of service along the way.

Client Feedback
Have you used David Collier Rural Planning? We would love to have your feedback.


The day after the day before!

Wonderful time with the Family celebrating Father’s CBE award yesterday.

Many congratulations Dad and thoroughly deserved.

⁦@meurigraym⁩ ⁦

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On Thursday a Council wrote to me saying they could only consider a permitted development notification for a farm building if we supplied a 1:500 site plan. I pointed out that there's no such requirement in the rules. On Friday they backed down. That saved our client several ££.

Latest success is an appeal we helped a parish council with. The govt inspector rejected an attempt to renege on an agreement to gift land to the parish council to extend a village green. Very complicated and technical, but we got there in the end. Delighted with the result.

We’re excited to have Springwatch presenter Lucy Cooke joining us as the RIDBA Building Awards 2019 host! @mslucycooke #RIDBABuildingAwards

The judges' final task, when we sat as a panel in January, was to choose an overall winner for the 2019 #RIDBABUILDINGAWARDS. After due consideration we plumped for the Dojima Sake Brewery, which is truly impressive and overcame serious challenges. (Image below.)

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