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Raymond Ashall BA Hons Dip EP MRTPI

Chartered Town Planner

Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Planning Consultants for Preston

Do you need planning permission?

We provide a comprehensive range of planning services for the Preston area.

Ashall Town Planning have a wealth of planning knowledge and experience providing a bespoke and professional planning service in the Preston area to assist householders and developers to successfully obtain Planning Permission.

If you are in Preston and are seeking professional independent Planning or Property Development Advice, require Planning Drawings or advice on a Planning Permission Application to Preston Council, as Chartered Town Planning Consultants we are the ideal people to guide you through the planning process and to help you obtain the planning permission you need.

Having been established for over 25 years we have a vast experience of dealing with Planning Officers from Preston Council, acting as your agent with Preston Council you will benefit from our many years of experience giving your application the greatest chance of success.

We offer the following services:

Architectural Plans

Architectural Drawings

Access to Chartered Architect services

Planning Appeals

Permitted Development Applications / Appeals (Lawful Certificate)

Planning Permission Applications / Appeals for House Extensions & Loft Conversions

Retrospective Planning Applications / Appeals

Planning Permission Applications / Appeals for Change of Use Class

Planning for Commercial Properties

Planning Permission Applications / Appeals for Converting a House to Flats

House in Multiple Occupation Applications / Appeals

Planning Permission Applications / Appeals for New Build Developments

Planning Permission Applications / Appeals for Childrens Day Nurseries

Planning Permission Applications /Appeals for Pubs & Restaurants

Planning Permission Applications / Appeals for Motor Trade & Car Washes

Planning Permission Applications / Appeals for Takeaways

Listed Building Consent Applications / Appeals

Conservation Area Applications / Appeals

Ashall Town Planning Consultants cover all areas in Preston, including Fulwood, Ribbleton, Ashton-on-Ribble, Barton, Broughton, Grimsargh, Goosnargh, Haighton, Ingol, Tanterton, Lea, Whittingham, Woodplumpton,Cottam, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Walton-le-Dale, Clayton Brook, Whittle-le-Woods, Walton Summit, Farington and Lostock Hall.

We also cover all of the Lancashire Councils including:

Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre plus the wider areas of Sefton, St Helens and Wigan.

Preston City Council - Planning Department Contact details:

Preston City Council Planning Department Tel - 01772 906912

Preston City Council Planning Department email -

Preston City Council Planning Department Website -

Preston City Council Planning Department Address - Planning Services (Development Control),Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL

Preston City Council Planning Dept Opening Hours -  8.45 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday


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The Central Lancashire Core Strategy was adopted in July 2012. 

Produced by Preston, South Ribble and Chorley councils, with assistance from Lancashire county council, its aim is to help co-ordinate development in the area and contribute to boosting employment and investment. It will encourage sustainable managed growth, whilst protecting and enhancing green spaces and access to open countryside.

The Preston Local Plan provides the spatial planning outline for the area. Preston City Council is responsible for a range of planning and environmental issues including nine conservation areas and environmental health.

Preston Local Plan (Site Allocations) 2012 - 2026

On 2 July 2015 the Preston Local Plan (Site Allocations) 2012-26 was adopted by the council. It now forms part of the statutory development plan. Most of the policies in the Preston Local Plan (2004) have been superseded – details of the residual policies which remain in force are included in appendix D of the new Local Plan.

The Development Plan

The Development Plan is the legal policy framework against which planning applications and other development proposals are assessed. In Preston, the Development Plan is comprised of:

The Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan (LCC website)

The adopted Central Lancashire Core Strategy

The adopted Preston Local Plan 2012 -2026

The emerging Preston City Centre Plan

The Inner East Preston Neighbourhood Plan

Some residual policies in the Preston Local Plan (2004) (see appendix D of the Preston Local Plan 2012 -2026)

These issues (and others) all need to be considered when contemplating developments requiring Planning Permission in the Preston area.

Ashall Town Planning can provide professional planning advice and assistance for your development in the Preston area.

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