From single residential dwellings to large-scale strategic development, we can provide informed and helpful planning support every step of the way.

The need for new housing is the most talked about and most contentious element of planning. Applications for residential development usually require a significant amount of project management, coordination and supporting information. A well prepared planning application supported by robust planning arguments and supporting information will ensure that your scheme has the best chance of a smoother ride through the planning system.

At ELG we have considerable experience promoting residential development through the planning system and our clients include national housebuilders, SME housebuilders, registered providers, contractors, residential developers and landowners.

Our experience ranges from project managing submissions for large urban extensions to dealing with individual houses for private clients. We regularly project manage the planning element of large developments for housebuilders starting from advice on the planning prospects of a site through to the preparation and submission of the planning application and then post approval assistance on the discharge of conditions and any subsequent amendments.

We provide specialist consultancy services to the residential sector in the following areas:

  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Appeals
  • Development Plan Promotion
  • Planning Statements
  • Design and Access Statements
  • Housing Land Supply Assessments
  • Planning Appraisals
  • Site Promotion Documents
  • Discharge of Planning Conditions
  • Planning Compliance Statements
  • Community Consultation
  • Section 106 Negotiations
  • Expert Witness for Planning Inquiries
  • Viability Appraisals

Contact one of the team to see if we can help with your project and obtain a free consultation.

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Bishop Monkton

Appeal allowed in Bishop Monkton for 23 no. houses. The application was refused contrary to officer…

Residential Annexe in North Yorkshire

Annexe-cellent recent appeal decision for a residential annexe in North Yorkshire! The proposal was for a…

Residential Development, Bradford

Nice little scheme approved for a residential development in Bradford. Ticked all the boxes in terms…

Corn Mill, Ilkley

Planning permission secured for change of use from commercial to 6no. apartments at Corn Mill in…
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Northminster Topping Out Ceremony

ELG Director celebrates topping out with clients, contractors and the professional team involved with the delivery…

Galley Hill

Reserved matters approval secured for 51 homes at Redcar & Cleveland’s planning committee this morning. Great…

Appeal Allowed, Durham

Planning approval has been granted at appeal for 37 dwellings on the outskirts of Durham. A…

Coniscliffe Park, Darlington

ELG Planning have assisted Taylor Wimpey in securing consent for up to 535 homes north of…

North Yorkshire Call for Sites

As work gets underway on preparing the new North Yorkshire Local Plan, the recently formed North…

Tower Works, Leeds

ELG assisted the original development partners to deliver a planning approval for the redevelopment of this…

Graeme & Regian House, Liverpool

Great views out of the conversion of Graeme House at Derby Square in central Liverpool.  ELG…

The Boilershop, Gateshead

The Boilershop, Gateshead is a grade II listed building which formed part of the Greenesfield Works…
Development Viability

Swanside, Dock Lane, Shipley

ELG provided planning advice and viability appraisals in support of the proposed redevelopment of a long…

Fletton Quays Development

Fletton Quays is a £120 million development situated on 20 acres of prime riverfront and on…

Park Street, Cambridge

ELG Planning, with the assistance of ELG Heritage, secured planning permission for a new 227 bed…

Housing Approved in Egglescliffe

ELG have been working alongside C.A.Ross Architects to deliver a small residential scheme in this sensitive…

Spennymoor Housing

Planning approval has been granted using Policy 6 in County Durham. The scheme was initially refused…


Reserved matters approval secured following successful application for Natural England nutrient credits. Great to work with…

Cambridge Affordable Housing

Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) ELG Planning were appointed by Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) to provide planning…

Denburn House, Aberdeen

ELG Planning & Heritage secured planning approval for the redevelopment of the listed  Denburn House. Consent…

Martins Mill, Halifax

Martins Mill located off Pellon Lane, in Halifax West Yorkshire. This vacant nineteenth centaury mill was…
Development Viability

Boy Lane, Halifax

ELG provided planning and viability advice for this housing scheme in the heart of Halifax.


Cavendish Vale was recognised for its outstanding quality having been shortlisted for the Best Development prize…

Morley Carr Farm, Yarm

ELG secured planning permission for a large residential scheme on the outskirts of Yarm using a…

Ballard Hall, Sheffield

Planning permission secured for a a small residential scheme in the heart of Sheffield. The scheme…