About Us


Our focus is to achieve planning permission.

Our wealth of experience lies in dealing with contentious and complex planning matters. We drive projects forward and provide leadership to the planning process, coordinate the wide range of specialist disciplines within the planning team and undertake direct access to the planning bar.

Framptons provide advice to clients faced with enforcement notices from planning authorities. We have considerable experience in the presentation of applications at public meetings, public exhibitions and in the engagement of the public within the planning process.

We employ media consultants to engage with members of the public via social media platforms.

We provide planning consultancy to multi-national corporations, volume house builders, major landowners, local authorities, government bodies and individuals.

The Team

At Framptons we provide quality planning advice through the delivery of a comprehensive planning service. A planning team is assigned to each major project, which produces a highly focused response to client requirements. This approach assures our clients of dedication and commitment to the promotion process and to the ultimate goal of obtaining planning permission.

Peter Frampton


Peter has over 35 years experience in town and country planning. Prior to 1982 he held a senior position with a district planning authority. He has extensive expertise in providing planning consultancy across a wide spectrum of development situations. He regularly acts in the capacity of expert planning witness at public inquiries, hearings and in planning matters relating to litigation and compulsory purchase.

Greg Mitchell


Greg Mitchell has over 35 years experience in town and country planning, principally within the private sector and development industry. His experience relates particularly to new settlements, large housing, retail and commercial developments. He provides strategic and technical planning advice; project management of large scale development schemes in respect of planning promotion and development implementation; leading multi-discipline teams; and acting as an expert witness.

Peter Bateman


Peter is an Associate Director with over 18 years in town and country planning at a senior level. Peter became an Associate Director within the Practice in August 2016 and has a proven track record in delivering planning permission for a variety of major developments on complex sites. Peter acts for regular clients who are active in the residential, commercial, renewable energy and horticultural sectors. These include major national and regional housebuilders, commercial  operators, land owners and land promoters.

Peter is involved in the project management of major and complex planning application submissions including those subject to Environmental Impact Assessments, and public consultation and engagement processes. This has involved extensive discussions and negotiations with local authorities as well as, where necessary, participation at Examinations in Public and a variety of Section 78 Appeals.

Louise Steele


Louise is an Associate Director with 20 years of experience in town and country planning at a senior level.

Louise has led an array of large projects across Residential, Housing and Commercial Developments and is particularly skilled at project managing large scale complex  projects. Louise is an expert in planning strategies and has significant experience of giving evidence at appeal hearings, inquiries and Development Plan examinations.

She has worked for high profile clients on projects within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council, Southwark and the London Borough of Lambeth.

Since moving to Framptons Louise has successfully promoted through the development plan, a large sustainable urban extension to the south west of Rugby, obtained planning permission for a large mixed use residential led scheme in Saffron Walden and successfully gained planning permission for the recently approved Magna Park extension (logistics warehousing).

Louise combines a detailed understanding of planning policy with a sharp commercial mind. She enjoys promoting residential, commercial and leisure schemes, from urban extensions to land regeneration.

Fiona Lee-McQueen


Fiona joined Framptons in September 2013  and in August 2017 qualified as a chartered member of the RTPI. Fiona is a Senior Planner and has experience in submitting applications for development within the Green Belt, major housing proposals, proposals for employment development and works to listed buildings. Fiona works well within teams and on her own initiative, is extremely client focused and is able to plan and prioritise busy workloads.

Mitchell Barnes


Mitchell joined Framptons in January 2016, and in August 2018 qualified as a member of the RTPI. Mitchell is a Planner and has experience in promoting and submitting applications for various large scale residential and commercial projects, including a New Settlement proposal in Oxfordshire and distribution centres along strategic transport corridors in the Midlands. Mitchell is accustomed to working within a team, and is focused on delivering high quality results.