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





Since 2012 Lufton & Associates have worked with and been instructed by many community and local action groups from across the country. 

Our input has been preparing cases and objections, responding to planning applications, giving advice, appearing at committees and appearing at Inquires as both expert witness and as advocates.


Below gives an overview of some of our work;

2014  Staffordshire Moorlands Core Strategy Examination

September 2015:  Leckhampton Green Land Action Group (LEGLAG)

Based in Cheltenham LEGLAG formed over 20 years ago to save the countryside south of Cheltenham that sits under the Cotswold escarpment from housing development.  Lufton & Associates most recently represented them at a major appeal by Bovis and Miller Homes against the refusal of planning consent for the development of an urban extension to Cheltenham including provision for 750 dwellings.  Previously Lufton & Associates has assisted LEGLAG in making objecting to planning applications, with technical response to matters such as EIA and representing them at planning committee.

BBC News Kidnappers Lane turned down by Planning Committee

Cheltenham Borough Council 

Appeal dismissed for 650 new houses on sensitive site  

June 2015:  Save Sefton Park Meadows Campaign

Lufton & Associates engaged with the Save Sefton Park Meadows Campaign since June 2014 and have been carefully advising and providing professional objections and negotiation.  The campaign is particularly challenging in that the land in question is owned by Liverpool City Council who are the local planning authority.  The campaign is exceptionally well supported having almost 5,000 'likes' on Facebook alone.   

Battle to Save Sefton Park Meadows     Trees at Stake     

Kim Cattrall joins the Campaign   Lufton and Associates Objections to the Campaign

March 2015: Highwood Road, Uttoxeter

With the assistance of Lufton & Associates residents have successfully campaigned for the refusal of planning consent for a housing development on a virgin greenfield site on land between Highwood Road and Wood Lane.

Appeal Decision

August 2017: Hampsthwaite, Harrogate

With the assistance of Lufton & Associates residents have successfully campaigned against development allocations in their village.

Harrogate Informer: Planning Victory for Hampsthwaite

January 2018: Brewood, South Staffordshire

With the assistance of Lufton & Associates residents successfully lobbied South Staffordshire District Council to refuse a predatory application for a single bungalow that would have impacted on eight local famailies.



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Lufton & Associates
Chartered Planning Consultancy
3/4 Beechcroft Avenue 
Stafford ST16 1BJ
Floor 1  13 Woodings Yard
Bailey Street  Stafford   ST17 4BG
Office Suite 2 Floor 1 Market Street 
Stafford ST16 2JZ
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