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 Frequently Asked Questions

What are your Qualifications?

The Practice is led by Rob Duncan who having read Geography at the University of Plymouth (2:1) then went on to be awarded an MA in Town Planning from the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University).  Rob Duncan has been a Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) since 2004 and acts in accordance with the Institute’s Code of Conduct.    You can therefore be assured of the highest professional standards.  Rob Duncan has a commitment to delivering a high quality service to meet the aspirations of clients as well as ensuring that developments safeguard and enhance the surrounding area.  As planning consultants based in Lichfield and serving clients within the Midlands and nationwide, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through every stage of the planning process, from initial site appraisals and pre-application discussions, through to preparation of Planning Statements, submission of applications and appeals. 


What experience does the Practice have?

Rob Duncan has over 11 years of Town Planning experience, with a strong working knowledge of the planning system, planning policy, planning applications, enforcement, and the workings of Local Government.  Rob has experience of a wide variety of planning proposals, including Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Mixed Use Developments, Retail proposals, Lawful Development Certificates, Enforcement, Planning Appeals, Acting as an Expert Witness and Barn Conversions.


What do you charge?

The practice charges at an hourly rate and the fee quoted will reflect the complexity and level of work required for that particular project.  As a small business with no VAT requirements Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy is able to provide extremely competitive quotes compared to other consultancies. 


What area of the Country do you cover?

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy are Planning Consultants based in Lichfield.  However, we cover the whole of the West and East Midlands Region, including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Lichfield, Burton, Stafford, Tamworth, East Staffs, Walsall, Birmingham, Leicestershire and Staffordshire Moorlands.  We have also served clients nationwide.  We furthermore have established strong working relationships with numerous Local Authorities, including Lichfield District Council, East Staffs Borough Council, Stafford Borough Council, Walsall Council, South Staffs Council, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Tamworth Borough Council and Birmingham City Council.


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