Herbert R Thomas’ Planning Department provides a professional, proactive and independent consultancy offering a full range of planning advice and services...

We offer focused planning consultancy services to deal with planning solutions across all sectors from Rural and Agricultural to Commercial and Residential.

At Herbert R Thomas, our pragmatism, understanding and empathy to client needs set us apart from the rest.  Our focused 'can-do' attitude allows us, on behalf of our clients, to navigate an effective route through the land use planning system to provide the best prospects of securing permission.

Herbert R Thomas draws on over 12 years of expertise in the planning field from both private and public sector experience. As a result we are able to effectively present realistic and targeted cases to the Local Planning Authority to achieve positive results. This approach strikes a balance between economic development and environmental quality in order to provide commercially informed, sensitive and deliverable solutions.

Our project management experience provides us with access to some of the best specialist consultants in the area. Working closely with a range of architects, landscape architects, engineers and environmental consultants, we bring together an elite skill set to facilitate the development process on a case by case basis.

All work is carried out in line with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Code of Conduct (

We would be pleased to hear from you and welcome the opportunity to explore the potential of devising a strategy and planning solution for your land or buildings.



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Anna Cheney - HRT
Anna Cheney  BA (Hons), MTP, MRTPI

Town & Country Planning

DL   01446 772911


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