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CASE STUDIES

Just a selection of the projects we've been involved with over the years...

RIVERSIDE ECO-HOMES | SHREWSBURY

After years of battling with planning applications and appeals LSP, in association with local Architects AHR, were successful in obtaining planning consent for 2 eco-homes; providing a level of modern domestic architecture not yet seen in Shrewsbury.

WINDMILL | DITTON PRIORS

Full planning permission was obtained for the preservation of this local heritage asset. To include the full restoration of the windmill itself and a new earthed structure to wrap around the mill to provide living accommodation commensurate with modern living requirements.

WALLED GARDEN | BICTON

An unused wall garden associated with Bicton Hall and formerly used as a plant nursery was given a new lease of life when we obtaied planning permission for 2 dwellings. The houses will be concealed from view, being single-storey in height with their gardens mimicing the once formal nature of this heritage asset.

AONB | CHURCH STRETTON

A sloping site overlooking the beautiful town of Church Stretton and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which surrounds it. Planning permission was obtained for 4 dwellings which integrate into the natural contours of the land. A project being undertake by a well-known local developer using sympathetic and locally sourced materials throughout.

Services

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...we will always be honest.

We are able to provide a comprehensive service to our clients for a variety of planning proposals.

At LSP, we will always be honest. If we truly believe that there is no chance of success, we will tell you.

However, we will fully consider and advise you of all possible steps forward, the costs for doing so and the likelihood of success. If you instruct us to proceed we will run the whole project for you, you can simply sit back and relax confident in the knowledge that you have an experienced team of professionals dealing with everything for you.

Our services include initial discussions with you as the client, negotiations with the relevant Local Planning Authority prior to submission, co-ordination of a team of professionals to support your application, preparation and submission of planning proposals, monitoring and liaison with the relevant Officers and all other matters right through to determination. Our aim is to provide a scheme that will not only meet your personal requirements but one which can be supported by the Local Planning Authority from the onset. Therefore as part of our services, we will discuss and negotiate the scheme with the relevant Officers and agree a concept prior to the submission of an application.

  • RESIDENTIAL

    Housing | Conversions | Affordable

  • COMMERCIAL

    Change of Use | Industrial | Tourism

  • AGRICULTURAL

    Poultry Units | Diversification | Renewables

  • LAND PROMOTION

    Development Plans | Promotion Agreements

OUR PEOPLE

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LES STEPHAN

Director | Planning Consultant
Les was born in Ironbridge and has lived in Shrewsbury for many years. Les had extensive experience in various Local Authority planning departments before moving to the private sector and establishing the Practice in 1993. Personal Interests: History, Eating Out, Theatre, Gardening and sunbathing!
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HAZEL MURPHY

Director | Admin & Finance
Hazel lives in Shrewsbury with her partner Les Stephan; joining him at the Practice in 1995. Hazel is responsible for administrative, personnel and financial matters. Personal Interests: Swimming, Cooking, Entertaining, Concerts.
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PENNY BICKNELL

Planning Consultant
Penny is Shrewsbury born and bred and has been with the Practice for 14 years. After studying initially as a Technician, Penny is now one of our Senior Planning Consultants. Personal Interests: Genealogy, Photography, Reading, Movies, DIY!
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SAM STEPHAN

Technician/ Trainee Planning Consultant
Sam joined the Practice in August 2011 and is our primary AutoCAD Technician. He is currently at Birmingham University working towards his Planning degree. Personal Interests: Playing guitar, Reading, Movies.
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STUART TAYLOR

Planning Consultant
Stuart lives in Craven Arms and joined the Practice in July 2008. He was previously a Principal Planning Officer with South Shropshire District Council. Stuart moved to Shropshire in 1988 having worked for 3 years in Derbyshire. Personal Interests: Cycling, DIY, Trains and Playing Drums!
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ROB MILLS

Planning Consultant
Rob lives near Church Stretton and joined the Practice in May 2011. Prior to this, Rob was Head of Development Control at South Shropshire District Council for its entire history from 1974 until 2009. Personal Interests: Countryside Walks, History, Gardening, Food and Wine.
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CHRIS ROSE

Office Manager
Chris joined the Practice in 2008 bringing a wealth of experience gained in both public & private sector. She is responsible for the day to day management and your first point of contact on financial & administrative matters. Personal Interests: Travel, Reading, Walking, being a Grandmother to 8!
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Cathryn Johnson

Trainee Planning Consultant
Cathryn lives in Llangollen and joined the Practice in 2017. She is currently at the University of Liverpool working towards her Masters in Civic Design. Personal Interests: Rowing and horse riding.
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Emma Wood

Planning Consultant
Emma joined the practice in 2017 following a return to Shropshire from Yorkshire, where she gained 15 years experience including Transport Planning. She has worked at large multi-disciplinary consultancies & local authorities. Personal interests: Running, Eating Out, Family, Shopping.

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