Testimonials

  • John is a motivated, capable and above all professional person. He is able to quickly understand and appraise often complex situations and offer feedback in a straightforward manner. John’s attitude and enthusiasm has allowed him to work in a true partnership with us and our clients.

    mark hodsonDIRECTOR, HODSON ARCHITECTS
  • We instructed BPS to act on our behalf to try and obtain consent for residential development following the demolition  of agricultural buildings next to our house. The site is outside the development limits for the village but an excellent report has been compiled to provide justification for our proposal. 

    mr & mrs richardson THORNGUMBALD
  • BPS came on board with a complex residential development in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Our client wanted to obtain consent for outline planning permission for dwellings on land that was allocated for industrial use. With johns knowledge he formulated an argument which ultimately obtained the consent we sought.

    keith flintoft SUTTON DESIGN
  • BPS have been our planning consultants on a number of large scale residential, commercial and retail schemes. All the schemes have been successful which is testament to the knowledge and expertise of the company.

    sonny nagraNAGRA PROPERTIES
  • John at BPS has been my planning consultant for a number of years and had helped with projects at my own home and with large scale projects we have been involved with. He provides a personal service and his expertise and knowledge of the planning process has been invaluable.

    shaun larvinSKN DEVELOPMENTS
  • I instructed BPS to provide me with details of what type of extensions I could obtain at my home. I wanted to extend my home to the maximum limit and john provided me with details of what was acceptable in planning terms. With his guidance I was able to instruct my architect accordingly and ultimately transform my home

    mr johnsonBEVERLEY
  • As a small new business entering a new location it's really important to develop a good reputation by being professional, flexible and having good people around you.  It's often overlooked that various professions will be the public face of your business and as such it's critical to ensure they're aligned with your goals and values.  On my latest development in Pearson Park it was imperative for the planning committee to buy in to what I have done in the past, what I wanted to do now and in the future too.  As such John painted a very accurate picture of my background, past projects, current projects and a detailed analysis of the current project - the first 'new build' in Pearson Park for thirty years. He put together a comprehensive design and access statement with no 'cutting and pasting' which appears the norm for other consultants.  He bought in to what I wanted to do and presented my case superbly.  I'd certainly recommend John if you have a project coming up and you want your planning application to stand head and shoulders above the pack.

    marcus allonALLON HOMES
  • John has worked with my company on a number of projects including residential and healthcare schemes. His versatility and knowledge of the planning system has proved invaluable and ensured that the planning applications progressed with no issues. His cross section of knowledge and experience at both private and public sector level proved very advantageous.

    paul flintoftPAUL FLINTOFT BUILDING SURVEYORS LTD
  • We have worked in partnership with BPS for a short time. However, we are confident that this will now be a long standing working relationship. We contacted BPS to provide our clients with the confidence and knowledge of the planning system in obtaining consent for using our new products on leisure parks.

    emile nouvellonMIPOD SOLUTIONS
  • BPS have helped us with complex residential schemes around the UK and their expertise has provided us with the information we needed to push these schemes through the planning system. We would highly recommend BPS as they are reliable, confident and knowledgeable. I look forward to working with them for a long time to come.

    stuart wightonWIGHTON ARCHITECTS, LEEDS
  • We had a number of issues with obtaining Advertisement Consent on sites around the country on Listed Buildings and within Conservation Areas. However, we contacted BPS and they have provided us with all the necessary guidance on heritage matters and ensured the process is much more comfortable for us and we can now approach each project with more confidence.

    daniel caseySAPPHIRE SIGNS
  • BPS provide us with full site appraisals and feasibility reports on land that we would like to develop throughout the UK. Their knowledge of the planning system has provided us with confidence to submit planning applications for various schemes around the country

    rm real estateLIVERPOOL
  • We had a problem with a planning application that had essentially stalled with a Local Planning Authority and we instructed BPS to try and progress the scheme and we have now obtained planning approval for a community centre.

    ggp consult
  • BPS have assisted us on a number of projects and securing permission on both rural and urban projects. Their ability, knowledge and quality of work have allowed us to embark on projects with confidence

    litten associates
  • We were struggling to obtain consent on an extension to a leisure park in East Yorkshire and with the involvement of BPS the complexities of the planning system were unlocked and we were able to secure an approval for our client. They have since continued to assist us on a number of residential projects.

    piercy design
  • I instructed BPS to submit an objection for a residential scheme that would have severely harmed the quality of life for my family. They were able to provide a detailed appraisal of how the proposal would effect our life and submit it to the Local Planning Authority and the scheme was ultimately refused.

    mr kirby
  • Due to the discreet location of our business at the end of a main shopping street we needed additional exposure as our business was suffering. Our business operates from a Listed Building but BPS provided a detailed Heritage Statement to accompany our application and ultimately obtained Listed Building and Advertisement Consent

    clare buxtonBARTON VETERINARY CENTRE
  • BPS have helped us with our 'City Dressing' project and they have been very professional from the outset in helping us with all matters planning related

    hull city of culture team
  • John has worked with us on a number of complicated residential projects in East Yorkshire and his depth of knowledge of the planning system has helped us overcome hurdles we have faced and allowed us to gain the necessary consents for developments

    a space architects
  • Our planning application for our extension to our home was refused and we contacted John and he built a case for a planning appeal which was ultimately successful and has allowed us to develop our home. BPS were thoroughly professional throughout and would recommend them to anyone.

    mr & mrs ranby, kingswood, hull
  • BPS have worked on our behalf converting a large property in Grimsby into 16 apartments and their knowledge of residential redevelopments has enabled us to embark on this project with the upmost confidence.

    belvoir properties
  • We sought to modernise our business and instructed BPS to submit and manage our application for a new waste incinerator at our facility in Hull. John has dealt with this scheme in a very professional way dealing with the Environment Agency and Council which has allowed us to move forward with total ease.

    walkers skips, hull
  • BPS act on our behalf for all our planning applications for residential conversions and new build schemes throughout the country and their knowledge has enabled us to embark on projects with confidence

    LEAP property
  • We have utilised the services of BPS to provide us with Heritage Statements on a number of schemes within Conservation Areas and on Listed Buildings which can be extremely contentious but with their guidance and expertise on such matters we have gained several approvals on schemes.

    CCFD limited
  • Our organisation provides housing, day care and activities for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and we have required planning permission to extend and develop our existing facilities. BPS have worked on our behalf and liaised with Councils and Local Communities to ensure that everyone is aware of what we are trying to achieve and with their help it has allowed our organisation to develop and grow in a way we did not think possible.

    avocet trust / matthews enterprise
  • We worked in partnership with BPS on the Planning Application for a large mixed use development on the site of the former Art College in Grimsby. With his knowledge and enthusiasm, John positively contributed to the design to ensure it complied with the Local Planning Policies. His positive attitude and availability to provide constant feedback helped us deliver a comprehensive project to the client.

    We would highly recommend BPS services and we look forward to working with him again soon

    alessandro pennaDIRECTOR, CIAO - CREATIVE IDEAS & ARCHITECTURE OFFICE
  • Benson Planning Studio have provided us with advice and guidance on a number of large scale residential projects and with their knowledge, the schemes have progressed seamlessly through the planning system. We would highly recommend this company to any architect, developer or investor

    fuel venues
  • BPS first worked with us on an Appeal following refusal of a residential scheme in Hull and they have now become our dedicated consultant on all our developments throughout the UK. Their positive attitude and in depth of knowledge of the UK Planning System has been invaluable to use on our multi million pound developments

    mj developments
  • We had some land available on a site in Cambridgeshire and BPS unlocked the land and allowed us to gain planning approval on a stunning house on a difficult site. Noting was too much trouble and their aptitude to analysing planning policy was invaluable with this project

    borehole solutions ltd
  • A number of businesses on our Industrial Estate had an on going planning matter with a local company because of a breach in planning conditions. We instructed BPS to act on behalf of all businesses and the matter was resolved within a short time frame. Their knowledge of Planning Enforcement enabled a swift resolution to this particular matter

    havercon construction
  • BPS represented us for a planning appeal that we were told we would not have any chance of success. Their analysis of the situation and in depth knowledge of Local and National Planning Policy meant that we could formulate a strong argument and the Appeal was ultimately successful. They now advise us on all matters planning related

    dovetail consultancy
  • BPS have provided us with planning advice on all our healthcare projects which has allowed us to deliver projects on time and with no hurdles in the planning process

    victory social care
  • We have embarked on a number of large scale developments throughout 2017 and instructed BPS to provide the planning consultancy for our projects. They are now retained on our Development Framework and they have worked in partnership with all our consultants to provide delivery on all our projects. A highly recommended company who are able to act quickly to challenging situations

    hull university estates department
  • We have worked together promoting a number of large strategic sites for East Riding of Yorkshire Councils Local Plan Review. His professionalism and knowledge of the Local Planning Policies has allowed us to work in true partnership with the company and we look forward to working together in the future

    mark woolleyWOOLLEY & PARKS
  • I brought John on board for a complex Planning Appeal which needed expert knowledge of Local Planning Policy and also Heritage and Conservation considerations. The project was extremely sensitive and BPS handled the appeal extremely well from the outset and I would have no hesitation in working with the company again.

    sunil mukerjeaBUILDING BY ARCHITECTURE
  • Although we are based in London with a large number of Planning Consultancies we had no hesitation in appointing BPS as Planning Consultants for a complicated residential scheme in East London. Previous applications has failed by John provided a strong policy based argument which has enabled us to have a successful outcome

    remi CT studioLONDON
  • Embarking on a new business venture in a rural area was a daunting experience but BPS came highly regarded in the leisure sector. They undertook our pre application enquiry and provided full architectural services through to the conclusion of the planning application which gave us approval for our new glamping site in Nottinghamshire.

    mr l weaver