Great relationships, positive outcomes

We could have all the planning know-how in the world. But only through our values of professionalism, honesty, trust, and respect can we be successful for our clients.

PWA Planning was founded in 2013 by Paul Walton, a highly experienced planning consultant with over 30 years in the sector. Since then, our team has grown significantly, and we now act for some of the biggest names in property and development.

Our clients consistently tell us what they value most about our relationship is our people and culture. As an independent planning practice, we focus on cultivating strong and lasting relationships with our clients.

These relationships are based on a pragmatic and professional approach and work that’s of a consistently high quality. We also see the bigger picture and how our work contributes to a healthy and sustainable world.

It might be helping bring a threatened building back into use as a community pub. It might be supporting a housing provider to shape communities and neighbourhoods with new affordable homes. It could be helping a football club realise plans for a new stadium that has wider community benefits. Or it might be helping an energy provider introduce new sustainable energy projects to make the world cleaner and greener. Whatever it is, we share our clients’ objectives, and we work steadfastly with them to create positive outcomes.

We believe in integrity. We believe in ambition. We believe in making things better.

Meet the team

See the people that make PWA and learn about their knowledge and experience.

Our Projects

Check out our previous projects and the clients we’ve helped get development moving for.

Our Sectors

Take a look at our varied sector knowledge and expertise.

“The team at PWA Planning make negotiating the planning system a much smoother experience. They always deal with matters in a professional and timely manner and are extremely proactive in negotiations with the planning authority. They have a strong reputation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.”

John Winstanley, Story Homes

“PWA Planning have been our ‘go to’ planning consultants for many years on varying projects. Their knowledge of the vagaries within the planning system are invaluable ensuring that any advice given can be relied upon to secure the best possible outcome.”

Simon Baxter, Primas Law

“PWA Planning have been with us from the start of our journey at AFC Fylde. They approach all our projects with professionalism, flexibility and a can-do attitude. Their knowledge of the planning system and expert advice is second to none.”

David Haythornthwaite, Mill Farm Sports Village

“I have engaged with PWA Planning on many residential development sites. Their knowledge of the planning system is exemplary, and they have an excellent track record of securing planning consents on our sites. I would recommend PWA without hesitation.”

Richard Calderbank, Applethwaite Homes

“We have worked with PWA Planning for many years and have always found them to be approachable, knowledgeable and effective, navigating difficult projects with ease and professionalism. I would highly recommend PWA to anyone who needs expert planning advice and guidance.”

Phil Wooliscroft, Eddisons

“Paul and his team offer us that rare mix of high-quality planning advice with accessibility and tenacity, to take on the challenges the modern planning system presents. We enjoy the professional and friendly service and hope PWA will long be part of our wider development team.”

Alex Kenwright, EG Group

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