Rooted in the Countryside


We are very proud to receive testimonials from our clients, please feel free to browse some of the ones we have received recently.

If you have worked with us or used our services and would like to give a testimonial please email

From Our Clients;

“Thanks, David, for the quality of your work and smoothness of working with you. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Luke Neal

Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme and Nature Improvement Area


“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efficient, professional and friendly service.”

Grower, Derbyshire


“We first contacted David for an opinion on the feasibility of our proposed application for a new farmhouse and building on a greenfield site. I was immediately impressed by his knowledge of planning requirements, so it was an easy decision to request that he make the application and manage the process on our behalf.
Because of its unusual nature (the economic case and justification based on tenanted land), our application was deferred twice by Stafford BC Planning Committee for expert consideration. On each occasion David was able to make strong, convincing arguments in favour.
Consideration of our application seemed quite a protracted. We had a number of very helpful contributors who were crucial to our success, but without David’s expert guidance and knowledge of planning law and case histories, I do not believe we would have been granted approval. Thank you, David “

Graham Clay, Aston-by-Stone, Staffs


“I was very pleased with the service and advice given through the planning process. If I need planning or advice in the future I will not hesitate to contact you and I will certainly pass your name on.”

Mr K Williams, Ruabon nr Wrexham


“Thank you for all your help. We would have no hesitation in recommending and using your services again.”

Derek Foster Esq MBE, Staffordshire


“Many thanks again. Considering the time scale involved – we were cutting it extremely fine! – you deserve a very large pat on the back for coming up with such a good letter of objection.”

Brian Roberts, North Shropshire


“David came recommended to us from a local firm of solicitors. A small group of residents needed help objecting to a controversial planning application. We required somebody to act quickly, and who had the knowledge of local and National planning policies. David was able to act in the very small time frame given to him, and was able to put an excellent letter of objection together, and also spoke at the planning meeting on our behalf.”

Adrian Lamb, North Shropshire


“David is a thorough professional of great efficiency and expertise.  He successfully navigated both World Heritage and Conservation Area issues in achieving full planning permission for my Garden Room in the Ironbridge Gorge – a project that may well have been doomed to delay and controversy.  A great result!  I warmly recommend him – especially where things may get tricky!”

Dr Ann Henshaw, Ironbridge, Shropshire


“Having approached David to help with our application for a small boarding kennel, we were extremely impressed with the service we received. His knowledge of planning processes and policies concerning rural applications was evident and he quickly pulled together all the relevant information to help support our case. We wouldn’t hesitate in using his expertise again in the future.”

Lianne Dow, Shropshire


“Thank you for the assessment; the way it is set out is very helpful. We now know what we can do – and what we can’t.”

Kevin R., Oxfordshire


“Thank you very much. You must have put a lot of hard work into your report. I am now much more confident about the appeal.”

Telford householder


“David responded quickly to our plea for help. Within a week he had visited the site and drafted a letter of objection to development near our property. This covered a good range of relevant issues and made key points that would be difficult for the Council to ignore.”

Colin Williams, Shropshire


“I must say your report was superb. Those points you’ve raised were fantastic. Thank you for all your hard work.”

Warwickshire farmer


“Thank you very much for the Class MB assessment. Now we know just where we stand, and it looks as though we should succeed with a prior approval application. I’m very pleased with the work you’ve done.”

Buckinghamshire farmer


“David has helped a group of us to resist development very close to where we live. The proposals gave rise to a lot of questions, and he provided answers that helped us through the process; he advised on tactics, as well as procedures, and kept us on the right track at a difficult, and very stressful time.”

Roger and Patricia Stokes, Herefordshire.


I’m very pleased we’ve got our planning. It’s obvious from the officer’s report that they looked very carefully at our proposals, but with your help we ticked every box. We’ll be able to start building soon, which is great.”

Shropshire farmer


“Now we have to wait and hope. Thank you for your fast and highly efficient work on this.
I am certain we stand a far, far better chance of getting the planning through now.”

Staffordshire entrepreneur


“Great news (about the planning permission for a log cabin to serve an equestrian enterprise). Thank you for all your help.”

Kate and Paul Jones, Worcestershire


“Many thanks for all your work on this it’s been very much appreciated. Thank you so much for (the Appeal Statement); it is brilliant, so well worded I am really delighted with it.  It’s very clear the amount of thought and detail you have put into this.”

Landowner, Warwickshire