— About Us
The Planning and Environment Studio Ltd (PES) is a wholly independent planning and environmental assessment consultancy providing services to private individuals and to public and third sectors.
PES Town and Country Planning Consultancy was established in 2011 by Director Graham Bradford MRTPI, [BSc (Hons), PG DipURP (distinction), MA], and has developed a strong reputation for effectiveness and excellence across a broad client base. Prior to establishing the practice Graham worked in public sector and private professional roles for over 20 years.
Building on diverse and extensive professional experience Graham is well-placed to provide planning support to individuals with limited knowledge of planning processes through to Government Agencies operating in the planning field.
Private individuals and businesses have benefitted from using our services to further their development related aspirations across the country.
We have repeatedly supplied services and support to high-profile public sector bodies, including Government Agencies, nationally renowned third sector organisations and a raft of Local Planning Authorities across the UK.
We have worked hard to establish strong working relationships with clients by providing authoritative, effective and successful outputs which have seen public bodies, businesses and individuals return time and again to instruct PES.
As a Chartered Town Planner, Graham Bradford is bound by the Royal Town Planning Institute’s exacting code of professional conduct which ensures clients receive the highest standards of professional integrity.
— Our Approach
Our Extensive Professional Experience
The practice base is in Derbyshire on the fringe of the Peak District, but centrally located in the UK such that services are offered nationwide.
Director Graham Bradford has extensive professional experience across a broad spectrum of planning processes. He has worked in professional planning posts since 1990 and became a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1993. Graham has worked extensively in both Development Management and Planning Policy disciplines within both private and public sectors. This experience provides a sound base from which PES delivers effective and informed planning services and solutions to new and returning clients, from private individuals through to national organisations.
Whatever your requirements or sector, if you engage PES in relation to your planning needs, you are assured of receiving open, friendly and high added-value planning support.
Awards & recognition
Living in a Conservation Area and Green Belt we knew that it was going to be extremely difficult to obtain planning permission for the redevelopment of outbuildings on land we had to rear of our property. We decided that the only way to have a ‘fighting chance’ of achieving this was to use an expert in this field. Graham Bradford of PES Ltd had been recommended to us.
We can honestly say Graham was excellent throughout the process and without a doubt, it was because of his knowledge, experience and expertise that we decided to trust his judgment that the LPA’s decision to refuse the application was flawed, and to appeal. We obtained full planning permission for our new house in the green belt at the appeal we so desperately wanted.
We would highly recommend using PES Ltd.
I have been using the services of PES Ltd since 2011 and over that time we have developed a strong working relationship.
Graham’s professional approach together with his skill and knowledge have steered us through all manner of complex planning issues including obtaining new planning permissions and conversions (commercial and residential) within the Green Belt.
Graham is always positive, punctual and discreet and I have no hesitation in recommending the services of PES Ltd.
We worked with PES on two major pieces of evidence base work relating to landscape and wind turbine development to principally support the preparation of our Local Plan.
The work was completed to a high standard and has been an important element to inform our policy approach on this matter in our Local Plan. Throughout the process, we had a good working relationship which meant our requirements were clearly understood. A degree of flexibility was shown as the project methodology evolved and was tested through initial work to ensure the outcomes were robust and fit for purpose.
The final reports were thorough, well presented and we have been provided with a robust piece of work that we can rely on to support policy development.
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Mr Graham Bradford, Director
The Planning & Environment Studio Ltd
69 New Road