astill planning & architects


Astill Planning is a professional team of town planning consultants and architects offering nationwide coverage.

We advise on all types and scales of planning matters from leading and co-ordinating large and complex development proposals, to dealing with small scale and householder applications.

We are known for our quality, reliability and integrity. We respond quickly to client requirements, applying our expertise and commercial realism to resolve complex issues effectively and we pride ourselves on delivering well-designed projects. We are committed to nurturing that also embraces our duty of care to our community, and the environment.

With experience and a growing portfolio of work in the residential, retail & leisure, renewables, health & education, telecoms and commercial sectors Astill Planning Consultants Ltd is able to offer its clients a wealth of experience and knowledge.

How we can help

Our services

Planning Applications

Astill Planning Consultants offer a professional and comprehensive service that is tailored to the specific requirements of our clients’ projects.

We manage applications throughout the full planning process and advise on the best strategy to pursue to maximise the chances of gaining approval.

Planning Appeals

Astill advise on the most suitable planning appeals procedure to pursue and will manage the whole process. This involves producing the necessary documentation and evidence that is required to challenge the weaknesses of a planning refusal, and to construct a robust planning argument in favour of approval. Where it is necessary, we will also represent clients at hearings and public inquiries.

Master Planning

Astill Planning offer a professional and comprehensive masterplanning service .

Masterplanning is an integral part of the planning process. Astill Planning embraces both large and small scale developments, including strategies for regeneration and detailed design. The service we offer includes initial planning appraisals of sites, detailed site layouts, development frameworks, design statements and sustainability guidance.

Town Planning

Our team of Chartered Town Planners manage applications throughout the full planning process and advise on the best strategy to pursue to maximise the chances of gaining approval. Our experience of working in a variety of sectors means that we are well-equipped to successfully deliver the desired results on a diverse range of projects.


Working with heritage specialists, Astill can advise in respect of heritage issues, including providing specialist planning input with regards to historic buildings, historic landscapes and archaeology.


We are a competitive design-based practice of architects with over 30 years of expertise represented in our specialist team.

Our national client base ranges from large-scale developers to individual home owners, to whom we offer architectural services; from design consultation and planning to project completion.

Community Consultation

Depending on the scale and nature of your project, it may be necessary to consult the local community on your proposals before submitting a planning application. Where this is required, Astill Planning Consultants promote, organise and manage the community consultation events on behalf of our clients

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Success stories

Our architecture portfolio

Below are just a couple of our favourite projects.

What our clients say

‘Lumbers owe a great deal of gratitude to Astill’

Lumbers were delighted when Astill Planning helped with planning advice for our relocation to the High Street. Having difficulties with the Conservation Officer, Astill Planning professionally and diligently took on the Council and ensured that common sense prevailed. Lumbers owe a great deal of gratitude to Astill as the alternatives were not worth consideration.

Dominic Gomersall, Managing Director

‘A successful outcome’

Astill’s planning expertise and professional service have proved invaluable when submitting planning applications for various projects and obtaining a successful outcome.

Trevor Burns, Managing Director
Welland Vale Nurseries

‘The team are quick to respond’

We have used Astill for a number of years now for all of our planning requirements. The team are quick to respond and have never let us down with any of our planning applications.

Tim Price, Director
Goliath Developments

‘I’ve always found the service provided first class’

We have used Astill for a number of years and I’ve always found the service provided first class. The feedback and advice given by the team is always clear and precise. This has enabled us to make a number of positive business decisions to grow our company. We have been able to recommend Astill to many of our clients and they too have always been impressed with the standard of work provided.

Rob Chambers, Director
Chambers Group

‘Very professional’

Astill carried out an in depth assessment of a large planning application for Rothley Parish Council. After consultation with our planning committee they submitted our objections to the LPA. Following further consultation, the application was refused by unanimous vote. We found the service provided very professional and carried out in a short time scale.

‘We are pleased to have Astill Planning as part of our team’

The world of logistics is changing fast and we need to adapt very quickly to customer demands. We are pleased to have Astill Planning as part of our team, enabling us to us to respond as fast as possible in this world of dynamic and constant change. To date we have presented them with several interesting challenges which have been dealt with quickly and successfully.

Trevor Ellis, Chairman
C S Ellis Ltd

‘Providing local market intelligence’

Over the past few years, Ryan Astill has been integral to the success of the Countrywide Land Network providing local market intelligence and commercially driven planning advice. Such was Ryan’s influence, we regularly introduced him to our partners across the Country where he continues to be an outstanding asset.
Charles McLean
Countrywide Land Network Director

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