Welcome To CW Planning Solutions

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My motto about the business is set out below:

Learn and move on

In essence if something does not work out, we learn so that we get better and deliver a better product  next time!










I am a Chartered Town Planner based in Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire. The company specialises in providing professional support, advice and training on matters relating to town planning and development.

With 33 years experience in local government, the private sector and the training industry, CW Planning Solutions has the knowledge and experience to help YOU through your planning issues and problems.

Please feel free to browse through the website in detail and see just exactly what services may be suitable for your particular situation. I am very active at the moment working with private clients on a wide range of schemes primarily across south Lancashire and north Manchester.

Feel free to call me for a chat on 01257453617 or 07518370828 or click on our "contact us" page on this website, alternatively email me at chrisw60@hotmail.co.uk.

Currently working in on multiple schemes in Chorley, Blackburn, Warrington, Preston, Devon, Lancaster, South Ribble, Wigan, Bolton, St Helens and West Lancashire.

My Basic Philosophy as a Planning Consultant 

My philosophy is very simple. I will ask myself 2 questions.

Firstly , do I think planning permission should be granted? - if my considered answer is no, I will inform the client of that, as my belief is honesty about a scheme's chances of success is important.

If the answer is yes I will then ask myself `Is the LPA likely to approve it or will we probably have to go to an appeal?` I will inform the client of that too, and the issues I feel that are a problem, or the reasons why the LPA may take a negative approach.

What do I charge?

Initially there is no charge for a discussion on the phone, or for an intial site visit for anywhere within a 20 mile radius of my base, in Eccleston in Lancashire.

Why use a planning consultant? Why not just get someone to draw the plans?

The short answer is to understand what the planning policies and parameters you have to work with(in) and avoid spending money on expensive plans that have no realistic chance of getting approval. A good architect or plan drawer will know their limitations and have access to a good planner, and in reverse a good planner will not try and draw you poor plans.