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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 40 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.

Louise Steele


Louise is Planning Director with more than 25 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 through all stage of the planning process including pre applications, public consultation and engagement, EIA development, negotiating  S106 and CIl and discharge of conditions.

 Louise is an expert in planning strategies and has significant experience of giving evidence at appeal hearings, inquiries and Development Plan examinations. Louise has taken several projects through from promotion through the Local Plan stage, to allocation, obtain planning permission and to commencing on site.

 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, obtained planning permission for a residential tower in Coventry,  and successfully gained planning permission for the recently approved Magna Park extension (logistics warehousing). Louise considers herself an expert in obtaining planning permission in warehouse schemes having worked on Magna Park, Symmetry Park Rugby, Panatonni Park, Northampton (among others).

 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.

Nick Wyke


Nick is an Associate Director who joined Framptons in July 2021, and is a chartered member of the RTPI. Nick has 8 years’ experience within the private sector and previously worked as a Planning Manager for a small house builder, specialising in rural issues in green field and green belt sites. Nick is experienced in identifying and appraising strategic development opportunities, maintaining a good knowledge of changes to the planning system, appeal decisions, housing land supply and progress of local plans.

Since joining Framptons Nick has been involved in a range of projects including an enabling development application to restore a Grade I Listed House, hospitality venues, renewable energy and large scale logistics warehousing projects.

Nick particularly enjoys working as part of a team on technically challenging projects to overcome issues and achieve consent.

Mitchell Barnes


Mitchell joined Framptons in March 2023 as an Associate Director, and is a chartered member of the RTPI, with 8 years’ experience in the private sector. Mitchell was most recently working as an Associate Planning Director in London at a company who specialise in strategic land promotion, where he was promoting two new settlements proposals, along with sustainable urban extensions across England. The role also included identifying and assessing new strategic investment opportunities.

Prior to working in London, Mitchell previously worked at Framptons for 5 years where he gained valuable experience in promoting and submitting applications for large scale residential, commercial, and horticultural projects, including New Settlement proposals, sustainable urban extensions, logistics and distribution parks, and food growing facilities.

Mitchell has experience in managing projects through the planning process including pre-application; public consultation and engagement; preparing and submitting major applications including that are Environmental Impact Assessment, discharge of conditions, instructing Counsel, promoting sites through the Local Plan process, Local Plan Examinations, and planning appeals.

Debbie Jones


Debbie is an Associate Planner with over 15 years’ experience and has obtained planning permission for both large scale residential and commercial developments. Debbie is experienced in coordination and input to Environmental Impact Assessments for complex commercial and residential 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.

William Whitelock


Will is a Senior Planner with over 5 years’ experience working within the private sector. Will has previously worked for a commercial real estate firm, and has been involved in large residential, employment and mixed-use schemes for investor, owner and occupier clients. Will also has experience in providing planning advice for the development of schools.

More recently, Will has gained significant exposure to Local Plan work and site promotion, reviewing Local Plan evidence base documents and making representations to numerous Local Plan Reviews for strategic scale residential and commercial sites.