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Our History - Planning advice in Hillingdon

Led by Ransford Stewart (MRTPI, MCMI, MBE), formerly Head of Planning and Transportation at Watford Council, we have been successfully providing planning advice from our base in Hillingdon since March 2002. Ransford is an RTPI Chartered Town Planner with more than 30 years’ experience and over the past two decades, we have built an enviable reputation for gaining planning approvals in the local area.

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Our Approach

Planning Consultants Hillingdon

Before making any recommendations, we work closely with our clients to understand their objectives and current situation. Then we will propose a strategy by which the agreed objectives may be achieved. The initial consultation is free of charge, so that we can evaluate how we can be of assistance to you.

If you proceed with our services, we can work on either an hourly fee or a project fee basis. We will discuss with you the relative merits of either option for individual circumstances.

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Meet the Team

Management Consultants Hillingdon

Our team combines broad experience, extensive knowledge and a desire to engage with our clients to secure their objectives. We have vast experience working with council planning services, the Planning Inspectorate, and Central Government departments. We work at both strategic and project levels with and for local authorities. Click the images below for more information:


Ransford Stewart (BA, MRTPI, MCMI, MBE)


Planning Consultant Hillingdon

Ransford is an experienced manager and local authority chief officer. He was Head of Planning and Transportation and a member of the Corporate Management Team at Watford Council until 2002. Whilst there, he was responsible for Forward Planning, Building Control, Development Control, Transportation and Engineering. Adaptable and innovative, he has extensive knowledge of government processes and procedures, especially in relation to the built environment. He has provided town planning and management support at Head of Service and Director level to number of London Boroughs and other authorities across the south east, London and the Midlands.

Ransford manages an extensive network of associates with detailed knowledge and experience in the following areas; Town planning, building, and landscape design, Party Wall matters, valuation and arbitration, sustainability, access, engagement and IT.

Key Skills and Qualities

  • Chartered Town Planner and member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Wide-ranging knowledge and experience in planning and transportation
  • Aptitude for managing change
  • Ability to liaise with, report to and discuss ideas with people at all levels

Assam Ahmad

Architectural Technician

CAD Design Hillingdon

Assam is an Architecture Technologist who graduated from South Bank University in 2014. Aassam is a gifted designer and as a CAD technician he has experience in both computer and solid modelling. Including designing, developing, deploying architectures and infrastructure for software applications. He is a valuable addition to our team, bringing fresh new ideas to the table.

Christina Stewart (BA, PGCE)

Company Secretary

Planning Permission Hillingdon

Christina is the glue that holds everyone together, we would be lost without her. Keeping us all firmly focused, Tina’s role is essential to ensuring customer satisfaction and our success. From following up applications to managing our calendars, she ensures we continue to provide a seamless service. A well respected long-serving team member we could not be without.

What Next?

Planning Consultants in London

Our office is open Monday to Friday 8 am till 6 pm. We can offer advice, information and reassurance on running your service to meet customer expectations in a cost effective way. A first consultation is free of charge. If you think this could be useful, please fill in a contact form below to request a call back.