ABOUT

Greenhayes Planning was established to offer high quality services in the field of Town Planning, Heritage and Development. In short, our goal is to achieve our clients development aims in the most positive and proactive way, seeking to both maximise the potential of a site and to ensure development can have lasting benefits to all. The company is based in the Historic market town of Battle, East Sussex and we have formed a positive relationship with local councils and stakeholders. Whilst, we are company who are proud of our local roots, we also work across the UK and our projects have extended as far as Cornwall to the west and Yorkshire in the north.

Our director Ashley Wynn MRTPI has worked in number of local authorities including rural and urban areas and within Central London before he moved into private practice where he worked for many years. He holds a MA in Planning Policy and Practice, granted in 2009 and a MSc in Building Conservation which was granted in 2017. He gained his charted membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2012 and remains an active member. He is assisted by other staff and specialists managed by the practice in putting together development proposals and briefs for a range of clients. 

We have extensive experience within private consultancy and regularly work across a diverse geographical area, working alongside local authorities. This has provided a wealth of experience in advising upon and delivering a wide range of development projects, including residential and commercial development, schemes involving the sensitive reuse or renovation of Historic Buildings and dealing with complex planning matters in protected areas. These include Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas, Existing use, European Protected Nature Conservation Sites, Green Belt and Statutory Listed Buildings. We also have experience in amending existing permissions, dealing with planning conditions, enforcement matters and other development related issues. 

With experience across the South East, London and beyond including work in both rural and urban contexts, including coverage of Inner and Outer London Boroughs, Essex, South Downs National Park, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. This breadth of experience, gained both in public authority and the private sector has enabled us to have a well rounded approach to projects and to have a good relationship with many authorities. 

Often the smaller jobs offer more complexity and problem solving and therefore whether it be the conversion of a listed barn, the change of use of a shop in Greater London or a major commercial or residential scheme,  we will be able to help as to how one should approach the process of securing the relevant consents and how the application should be prepared and ultimately submitted.

It is our view that development should make a positive impact on its site and its surroundings and it should seek to maximise benefits to the economy, the social fabric of the community and the wider environment. The matters of biodiversity and conserving our built heritage are particular interest and specialisms.

We would be more than happy to talk through any potential projects you may be considering or indeed to discuss any planning issues you may be facing either by phone or by email. We look forward to hearing from you.