Chartered Town Planners - Experts in Town Planning

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Statement on Coronavirus - UPDATED MAY 2020


Prism Planning are open to provide planning and support during these challenging times. We are working safely, maintaining social distancing and keeping our clients and ourselves safe. We are happy to take on projects and undertake site visits, provided we can organise them in a safe manner for all concerned.

In order to be safe, we have reduced the number of people in the office and are working from home wherever possible -so we might not get back to you as quickly as we used to -but we will get back to you -please bear with us.

Steve Barker - Managing Director of Prism Planning

Welcome, since starting out in 2008 Prism Planning has become established as a leading Town Planning consultancy with a reputation for solving all manner of planning and development problems.  Of course, being town planners based in Darlington does not prevent us from getting involved in all forms of planning in the north east or anywhere in the country.

Our experience in this sector includes advising on small projects for private individuals in rural and urban settings right through to multi-million pound projects requiring full Environmental Assessment, including; industry & warehousing, commerce & retail and large scale housing schemes.

Prism can also help people understand and object to unwelcome planning proposals which land on their doorsteps. The UK planning system has a language all of its own and often confusing rules on what can and cannot be raised to object to an application. It’s hard to make an impact if you don’t know the ground rules.

The team understand that engaging a planning consultant can seem a daunting and expensive exercise. Prism use straightforward language and tailor their fees to suit the requirements of the project. You will always be in charge of what you spend and set the limits on the team’s involvement. With Prism, you won’t receive a bill you’re not expecting.