Lufton & Associates
Chartered Planning Consultancy
planning applications   planning project management   commercial development appraisal   major schemes   development plan representation   
planning proposals   master-planning   land promotion   planning advice   planning inquiries and appeals   inquiry advocacy



Lufton & Associates is a consultancy of chartered planning, environmental and allied professionals.

The consultancy is a flexible practice that draws together the best professional expertise to give planning, environmental and land development advice.  The consultancy was born out of extensive experience in the public sector and uses professionals qualified in the areas of expertise necessary and relevant to your project.  It was formed in 2012.

Lufton & Associates provides a full range of professional services and can provide everything you need to gain planning consent.  

On most of our full applications we work with an RIBA architect practice and we have a range of trusted specialists who can help us with everything from a tree survey to a detailed hydrological model. 

Lufton & Associates have a wealth of transport policy, highway and traffic experience and prepare detailed Transport Statements for all our major applications.

Recently we have gained planning consent for developments from a horse menage to a major new holiday lodge park.

The practice also specialises in representing resident, community and action groups through the planning and development plan process.  We have particular strengths in helping communities address major development projects and proposals in their area and representing them through Inquiries or Development Plan Examinations.  Most of our Action, Resident and Community Group clients remain with us throughout the planning process for as long as it takes to achieve a positive conclusion.
We can use our expertise to assist you in getting a better outcome from a major development or infrastructure proposal that impacts on your community or property interest.

We will work with and for communities in relation to any major development, infrastructure proposal or planning issue, although we particularly specialise in the following areas;

  • major residential and mixed-use residential proposals;

  • proposals effecting Green Belt and any environmental, biological or ecological designations;

  • proposals with significant infrastructure implications, complications or requirements (highways and transport in particular);

  • complex mixed-use commercial proposals and proposals for out-of-centre retail development;

  • major development proposals in rural areas;

  • the energy sector and proposals under the Electricity Act.

Who We Are

Hugh Lufton

The practice is lead by Hugh Lufton BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI who has 27 years of planning experience in consultancy, local and regional government.  Hugh has been a Planning Manager in local government.

Hugh has commercial development and land promotion experience and the practice looks after the planning interests of a number of local landowners. 

Hugh did his degree and postgraduate training in the 1990's and qualified as a chartered town planner in 2000. He has a first class honours degree and is a very active member of the RTPI the professional body of planning practice practitioners and regularly contributes topical articles to the planning press.
Andrew Johnson

Andy is a planning consultant and chartered town planner. Andy assists Lufton & Associates, as a part-time advisor, following a long career in local government spanning over 37 years in various authorities across the West Midlands.  Andy was formerly Director of Development Services and laterly Chief Planning Officer at South Staffordshire Council.  

He has a wealth of planning experience and knowledge.


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Lufton & Associates
Chartered Planning Consultancy
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07722 54 24 25
077 4321 31 79

01785 253570

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8.30 - 6.00 Mon-Tues
8.30 - 5.30 Wed
9.00 - 5.15 Thur
9.00 - 5.00 Fri