About us

Town planning services in Cheshire


Goodwin Planning Services offer town planning advice throughout Chester, Cheshire, Warrington, Manchester and North Wales including Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire and Conwy. We can provide help with planning applications, design and access statements, planning appeals and more.


We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs with you and to explain how we can assist. If you would like to discuss your requirements with us please complete the form on the contact us page or telephone Steve Goodwin on 01829 752851 or email s.goodwin@goodwinplanning.com.

Established town planning practice in Cheshire

Goodwin Planning Services Ltd was formed in 2003 and provides professional, confidential and cost effective expert town planning advice to developers, landowners and prospective purchasers of land and buildings. The company operates throughout the UK but is primarily focused in the North West and North Wales including Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Wirral, Warrington and Merseyside.

We aim to fully optimise land potential through the planning system and to respond quickly to meet client needs.

Our client base ranges from individuals who need planning advice on small-scale domestic matters to national organisations requiring strategic planning advice and guidance on large redevelopment schemes. Whatever the scale of your project we will aim to provide effective and professional advice to help you in achieving your goal.

Town planning support & advice

Preparing the right development scheme in order to obtain planning permission often involves a multi-disciplinary approach. We have developed relationships with many other professionals and are able to draw on their expertise as and when required. We work closely with architects, ecologists, highway engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, estate agents, solicitors and barristers. As a result you can rely on us to create the right team to meet your requirements and those of the particular development project.

Many planning applications these days require a considerable amount of supporting information including Design and Access Statements, Planning Statements and Statements of Community Involvement. We will prepare these statements and, if additional statements are required, we will coordinate their preparation through the creation and management of a team of relevant specialists.

Inevitably some applications are not approved by the Local Council. In such cases we can advise on the prospects of success at appeal. If you choose to appeal against the Council’s decision we can provide advice on the most appropriate procedure whether that be a public inquiry, informal hearing or written representations and pursue the appeal on your behalf. We will coordinate the evidence required by other professionals. If the appeal is dealt with by way of a public inquiry, as Royal Town Planning Institute Members we can instruct a planning barrister on your behalf under the direct professional access arrangements.