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CT Planning

Acquired by the NFU in 2020, CT Planning offers preferential rates to eligible NFU members on a comprehensive range of planning services across multiple sectors.

CT Planning joined the NFU group of companies in December 2020. CT Planning was established by Christopher Timothy in 1996 as an independent firm of chartered town planners based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The firm operates across England and Wales, offering a comprehensive range of planning services across multiple sectors.

We have a skilled and experienced workforce who combine local and national knowledge of the property, land and development industry to provide our clients with the information they need to make their proposals successful. We understand the complexity of the planning system and have the patience and on-going research and learning it takes to keep up to date with the latest legal, policy and legislative advice to help our clients with their schemes and planning issues; no matter the scale of development. 

We value all of our clients, from national housebuilders and commercial operators to the smaller private builder or individual with bespoke planning issues that need to be resolved or delivered and will strive to provide clear, professional and easy to understand advice.

CT Planning also offers you great savings

  • As part of your NFU membership you already have access to a team of planning experts at NFU CallFirst by calling 0370 845 8458. They will offer you initial advice and try to resolve your query.
  • If the NFU specialist adviser is unable to resolve your query, they may refer you to CT Planning, where you will benefit from a free 20 minute discussion on planning matters directly relating to your farming or growing business and may advise on possible courses of action available.
  • Eligible NFU members can get a 12.5% discount on first commissioned work.

The team

We have a large workforce of skilled and experienced of chartered town planners. Most of the team have spent some part of their careers working in local planning authorities which has given them an understanding of the political, administrative and general dynamic of a local government planning office. Each understands the delicate balance of maintaining the professional relationship with planning officers while securing the best outcome in a timely manner for our clients.  

Our team comprises of seven planning consultants, supported by three administrators and an executive administrator. Our planners cover a wide spectrum of planning, including major housing and commercial/employment developments, land promotion, farm diversification projects and general agricultural related development, rural housing and employment, leisure and tourism developments, heritage projects, householder projects, private and affordable housing schemes, Green Belt developments and enforcement matters. 

Our team can assist in understanding the increasingly complex world of permitted development which ranges from householder projects to changes of use. We have experience in planning and enforcement appeals through all procedures and are able to provide instructions to Counsel on our clients' behalf.

Meet the team:

Chris Timothy – Managing Director
Charlotte El Hakiem – Principal Planner
Philippa Kreuser –Environmental Planner
Louise Hinsley – Principal Planner
James Lloyd – Senior Planner
Andrew Brough – Senior Planner

Visit the CT Planning website to find out more