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.

Louise Steele


Louise is Planning Director with more than 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.

Julie Thomas

BSc(Hon), Dip (TP), DMS, MRTPI

Julie has over 35 years’ experience in Town & Country planning and is a hands-on director with a proven record of delivering to targets in both the public and private sectors often in highly pressurised and challenging environments. She enjoys the challenges presented by the management of multi-disciplinary teams in delivering large mixed use sustainable urban extensions and new settlements.

Julie enjoys being part of a team that makes things happen and is enthusiastic about place making, which is not just about delivering homes and jobs, but about creating cohesive communities where people want to live and work.

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.

Debbie Jones


Debbie has been working as a Town Planner for over 10 years and has obtained planning permission for both large scale residential and commercial developments. Debbie also has extensive experience in providing planning advice to the leisure and entertainment industry, gaining changes of use and planning permissions for a range of town centre uses.

Debbie has been involved in site promotion, submitting representations and attending Local Plan Examinations in Public, and has successfully argued for release of green belt land for residential development.

Debbie particularly enjoys the place making side of Town Planning and the consultation process with wider communities when bringing development sites forward.

Mitchell Barnes


Mitchell joined Framptons in January 2016, and in August 2018 qualified as a member of the RTPI. Mitchell is a Senior 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.

Karen Hingley


Karen joined Framptons in August 2013, and in May 2019 qualified as a member of the RTPI. Karen is a Planner and has experience in promoting and submitting applications for a wide range of residential and commercial projects, including market and affordable housing schemes and large scale logistics centres along strategic transport corridors in the South Midlands. Karen has arranged and organised several public consultation events, is accustomed to working within large and small teams, and is focused on delivering accurate, high quality results.