John Smith, Perryhill Orchards
With the expert guidance of Adrian Moore and his team at Parker Dann we have been able to realise our ambition of creating a sustainable farm enterprise while retaining one of the last commercial orchards in East Sussex. From the change of use of our existing house into a farm shop and tea room, construction of a new fireplace and craft centre, conversion of the original farm shop into a new butchers, conversion of an existing packhouse into industrial units and adequate road signage, all in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This was a complex planning application and one of the largest within the Parish.
Parker Dann’s expertise was vital in being able to demonstrate the overall merits of the scheme to local people and local planning officers who were then very supportive of our application. Five years on, we now have a vibrant local shopping hub employing local people selling local produce.
During that time we always found Parker Dann’s timescale and cost estimations very accurate and now welcome any of Parker Dann’s potential clients to visit us to see what can be achieved by working with the right people.
Nick and Sandro
Thank you for coming round to Spring Cottage today to look at the completed extension. We are so grateful to you for your hard work for us - we do not believe the project would have ever got off the ground without your expert guidance. And we have ended up with the most fantastic house - somewhere we can live in the way we do in 2016 with views, social spaces and the kitchen at the heart of the social area - as well as preserving the listed building for future generations and keeping care of our investment in the property. Thank you - you are brilliant at your work and we will continue to recomend you highly.
We cannot recommend Kathryn and Parker Dann highly enough; our only regret is not bringing her into our listed building extension project earlier. Kathryn's knowledge of the planning environment was superb, ensuring her guidance brought together the architects and planners to produce and agree plans that fully met our brief, and achieved the required permissions. After years of planning frustration, Kathryn's expertise has enabled us to preserve the listed building we love, but also transform it to meet modern living. We are delighted.
Kathryn Sadler has been most valuable in getting approval for our plans to build a new house on a garden plot. Her incisive mind is so useful in getting quickly to the heart of the matter, and we felt really supported by her. Not only were we very comfortable that she knew the ins and outs of the planning process in fine detail, she also made sure that we had a clear understanding of the implications of any decisions we needed to take.
She guided us through neighbour hostility to our plans without ever getting sidestepped by the outpourings of emotion that at stages bedevilled our plans, remaining calm, clear-headed and in control of taking us to where we needed to go next in order to achieve our desired goal.
Paul Griffiths CMG FRCO FRAeS ARCM LRAM, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports
For the past few years Adrian Moore and the team at Parker Dann have provided a valuable service of steady navigation through the twists and turns of the planning challenges in a sensitive rural environment within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Their specialist knowledge across a broad range of planning policy, based on actual experience, coupled with the knowledge of who best to turn to for advice and help has proved enormously helpful in securing many satisfactory outcomes in extremely challenging situations
Adrian Moore and his team at Parker Dann continue to provide excellent, clear and professional advice on a number of planning and listed building applications, including new developments in conservation and environmentally sensitive areas, all of which require skill, teamwork and a good knowledge of planning issues and local concerns to ensure success, which they achieve time and time again. I have no hesitation in recommending them and indeed I do.
I worked with Adrian Moore and the team at Parker Dann for a period of over 15 years, during which time they successfully obtained a series of planning permissions to extend what started off as a small industrial site with less than 100 cars to one of the UK’s largest offairport car parks with almost 5,000 cars and the first double decked structure for block parking. Given the negative central government guidance on airport parking and the local planners resistance to any additional airport parking consents, this was no mean achievement.
Their success was down to a combination of diligence in keeping up with central and local planning representations, the building of great relationships with the local planning officers and a determination to win. At all times I found the team to be professional, diligent and, dare I say it, good value for money!
I also worked with Adrian Moore in my capacity as Chairman of the Gatwick Parking Association, for which he acted as Secretary and was responsible for all its submissions to central and local government. Following that, I became Chairman of IAPRA, the Independent Airport Park & Ride Association, which again Parker Dann was able to usefully assist.
I have and would continue to recommend Parker Dann.
Friendly, staff helpful and calls always returned promptly.
This was central to the advice and Parker Dann combined sound advice and careful scrutiny of the legal issues with good contacts and tenacious determination in dealing with the LPA.
In a long and hard fought application Parker Dann suggested both informal approaches and detailed environmental and statutory steps which should be arranged and implemented (such as flood warnings, enhanced landscaping features and Highway regulations), and these were instrumental in persuading the LPA and obtaining the permission.
Parker Dann were very thorough and left nothing to chance.
The result of using Parker Dann has been a successful expansion of the site capacity, bringing a consequent financial benefit. I would certainly recommend them, and Adrian Moore in particular.
You have played a very large part in bringing our vision for Hendall Manor Barns to life and for steering us through a long and very trying process. You understood from the outset what we wanted to achieve and your steadfast assistance and professionalism helped us to stay the course.
Adrian and Parker Dann have proved vital in helping us get planning permission for our building project in a very sensitive area of the South Downs. Through clear direction and experience, they have helped us achieve more than we thought possible all with the greatest of ease.
I had employed several different planning consultants to obtain planning permission for a manager's house at Litlington Nursery over a period of around 10 years, but each time it had been refused. A friend recommended Adrian and Chris of Parker Dann, as they had been very successful in overcoming problems he had with his listed building.
They were extremely thorough in putting together a wellbalanced case, and their efficiency and prompt attention were second to none. They are reliable, confident and professional planning consultants and I owe the success of the planning permission which I finally obtained to them. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
We had reached a complete impasse with refusal of our initial planning application, for a badly-needed outbuilding to allow my wife to work from home. We were recommended to contact Parker Dann by Roundwood of Mayfield, and within hours of our initial request, Debbie was in touch and picked up the reigns for progressing the resubmission of the application.
Parker Dann's experience of working for and dealing with the local Planning Authority helped us to quickly understand the concerns and shortcomings with the original application, and also helped act as the interface with the planning officers at the Council. The subsequent application was far more professional and coherent as a result, Debbie maintaining constant contact with us and the Council throughout, achieving a timely and ultimately successful outcome for the reapplication. I would have no hesitation in recommending Parker Dann to others similarly struggling to make sense of the local planning process!
I have worked with Adrian, Chris and the Parker Dann team on several projects now and I have been very impressed with their commitment to get results
They have a great understanding of the planning process and the challenges that face clients and planning authorities. This understanding and knowledge is put to very effective use for clients. To date, they have helped secure all of the planning applications we have worked on together including some very challenging projects in the South Downs National Park.
Adrian and Chris have a wealth of experience between them. They not only have an in depth knowledge of planning policy but they have the right attitude to deal with challenging projects.
I have no hesitation in recommending Parker Dann and look forward to working with them on future projects.
We have worked with Debbie Marriage since the middle of 2012 on a large number of fieldscale solar developments across Southern England and Wales. These projects have often proved controversial, and despite this we have achieved a high success rate, with all our projects Debbie has worked on being recommended for approval by the case officer.
This comes from Debbie’s hard work and commitment. She has continually gone beyond the call of duty and continued to deliver high quality advice on difficult and complex issues which come up with this type of project. Debbie has continually provided competent advice, especially when we have been assessing a project to pursue, often giving advice against our desire to progress projects. The results speak for themselves with the successful development of a significant portfolio of solar renewable energy projects. We would recommend Debbie and Parker Dann to any prospective clients.
Adrian Moore and his team provide an excellent and very efficient service. I have used them for over 20 years and their service is second to none. They have always been successful in obtaining planning permission for me on many sites within Sussex. I have recommended Adrian to others and without exception everyone has been delighted with his fast and friendly service.
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