HLF Planning

Your Commercial and Residential Planning Experts

Full Planning Consultancy

We cover all aspects of planning from residential to commercial, with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Planning Approved

We have a proven track record of achieving planning with a success rate of over double the national average.

Problem Solvers

With our experience we solve your planning problems, getting the right result for you.

Customer Focused

We always provide the right advice for our clients and keep their desires at the heart of everything we do.

Our Story

Originally part of reputable law firm, Horsey Lightly Fynn, the planning consultancy began in earnest in the early 70s.

Today it is headed up by Managing Director David Bevan, a Chartered Town Planner with a wealth of public and private sector experience in the South West and London.

Our ethos is clear, we strategise the best approach to getting our clients consent. We are also recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute as being one of only a select consultancies nationally that can provide legal advice and help our clients with many property related issues and licencing, giving our clients much more in one place than only than being  a Town Planning consultancy.

  • Success Rates 88%
  • Projects completed 100%
  • Appeals won 44%
  • Customer Happiness 99%
David Bevan

David Bevan

Managing Director

With a wide range of planning knowledge and expertise David heads up the team at HLF Planning Ltd.  Having worked for local planning authorities in London, Southampton and Bournemouth, prior to joining our private practice in 2013, he brings a working knowledge of the planning system that reflects in our success rate.  With a diverse portfolio of work developed over his 12 years in the industry and a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute David frequently delivers for our clients.

Away from work David enjoys spending time with his young son and has a keen interest in football, although mostly watching rather than playing nowadays, leaving the physical exersion to the golf course.


Proud member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

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