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I contacted James on a recommendation to help me with a planning issue. We initially spoke on the phone and I found him to be very helpful, professional, knowledgeable and reassuring. He dealt with the application quickly and efficiently and the planning went through without any issues. Having considered completing and submitting the application myself, I am now really glad that I chose to enlist James’ expertise instead and would highly recommend him to others.
Jenny MorrisPlympton Chirpractic
I am writing to commend the work of James Wells as a Planning Consultant. He played an important role in our recent successful application to extinguish a public footpath that ran through the centre of the school. During the process he: 1. Advised on professional involvement necessary of others to justify the case 2. Coordinated and liaised with other professionals 3. Liaised with Council officers 4. Attended meetings with interested groups/individuals and the school 5. Assembled a statement of case, relative to the legal tests, and submitted this to the Council to justify closure of the lane 6. Advised on strategies for speakers at public meetings 7. Worked with the legal representative presenting the public inquiry 8. Advised on other measures that needed to be undertaken at the school and guided these through the planning process 9. Attended meetings at the school, as required. Approachable and knowledgeable, James understands the sensitivities or working with schools and will quickly get to the heart of a problem, offering logical and reasoned solutions. Without James’ involvement the closure of the long contested and locally sensitive footpath would have not been possible. The school has no hesitation in recommending him to other parties.
Securing planning to build a 5500sq ft contemporary property on the edge of a small village and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was, as we knew, never going to be straightforward, or so we thought. We realised from the outset that we required the help of an expert Planning Consultant. On the back of several recommendations we asked James to work with us on the project. Within nine months he had quietly and efficiently coordinated the many and comprehensive reports required by Cornwall Council, liaised with the Planning Officer and Parish Council had meetings with our neighbours and secured us Detailed Planning approval. James worked tirelessly on our behalf, keeping us informed on a weekly basis. During the whole process he managed to pass on to us such an air of confidence that we found ourselves relaxed and in many ways quietly confident. On more than one occasion he met with the village residents to explain the finer details of the plans and to answer their questions, this move gained us their total support and high praise for the honest and straightforward approach of James. We are still reeling from the fact that the planning went through without the merest hitch, or amendment, something that we certainly weren’t expecting and something that in our opinion was down purely and simply to the professionalism of James. He quite literally left no stone unturned
Mr & Mrs D PhelpsteadProject for a replacement dwelling in Cornwall
Following a failed application some years ago for an old agriculture and storage site advice was sought directly with the local planning office regarding development. We were sent away with advice from them that it was extremely unlikely that any change of use would get approval. After research of several consultants we were impressed with the background information and testimonials from James’ website. After contacting James, meeting with him and discussing the potential of the site he was able to advise on the most practical and cost effective way forward. James’ confidence, enthusiasm and knowledge of recent legislation resulted in successful application for the change of use and development of the site for dwellings. We were kept up to date throughout the process as James coordinated the various plans, reports and inspections required for the application. We found him to be professional, efficient, knowledgeable, approachable and always available to answer any queries we may have had. We have no hesitation in recommending James Wells planning consultancy to anyone requiring planning advice.
Mr & Mrs James South Hams
We were required to submit a retrospective planning application on our barn conversion which has a complex history spanning some 30 years and has been refused before a few times with previous owners. James came to visit and we discussed where to go from here. With James’s vast knowledge and experience, he managed to provide us with a positive outcome which is a huge weight off our shoulders and we can now live our lives in the place we love so much. From start to finish James has been professional, and put our minds at ease countless times throughout the whole process. James provided us with regular updates as and when he received them and worked closely with us the whole time and made, what is usually a very stressful time, alot easier. We cannot thank James enough and would highly recommend his services.
Mr & Mrs ProctorDevon
James was recommended to us, and we have no hesitation on recommending him on to others. He has helped us through a very difficult time with a planning application by neighbours that would have resulted in us being caused a lot of distress. His knowledge, understanding and honesty have guided us through this complex process, resulting in a satisfactory outcome. We couldn’t be more pleased, and would not likely have achieved this without his help. It may be short lived if this goes to appeal, but we know where to go for support! Thank you James.
I recently decided to move my business premises and as a result was faced with the task of applying for planning permission through Plymouth City Council. Having been through this process before I was acutely aware of the potential snags and delays that can crop up when it is inexpertly carried out and I was apprehensive about taking on the task again myself. James was recommended to me by the team who manage Faraday Mill business park and I am extremely happy that I chose to take their advice! The planning application was critical to the success of my business and James was able to take all of the stress and worry out of the process. His efficiency and total grasp of the process and the council members involved meant that he was able to submit a clear, concise application carrying the greatest chance of success. With minimal fuss and input from myself James took care of everything, freeing me up to concentrate on the long list of other tasks associated with my business move. The application was successful and his fee was without doubt money well spent.
Mr BadenochMoving business premises in Plymouth
James has provided us with a thoroughly prompt and professional service from start to finish for our planning journey. We are convinced that his depth and understanding of the planning system and process’s was key to our difficult planning application being successful. We wouldn’t hesitate to use James’s practice again and have already recommended him to others who need planning advice.
Mr & Mrs O'HigginsProject for a large new dwelling on the edge of Plymouth