Black Box Planning works with private landowners, land promoters, property development companies, house-builders and local planning authorities.

Case Studies:


Preparation and submission of a full planning application for redevelopment of a former utility site with a residential urban regeneration scheme. The impact on adjacent buildings and the conversation area are key issues for the scheme to address.

Strategic Land

Black Box Planning has been appointed to undertake the promotion of a strategic site for up to 2,000 new homes through the local plan process. The project involves the preparation and submission of evidence to the local plan examination and engagement with key stakeholders.

Tourism and Leisure

Preparation and submission of a full planning application for a new holiday resort in the South West, including a new hotel, spa and leisure facilities, apartments and holiday villas. The proposal constituted EIA development given its sensitive location and the planning application accompanied by an Environmental Statement.

Employment / Commercial

Securing planning permission 49,000 sq/ft of B1 (office) and B8 (storage/distribution) on a greenfield site. Black Box Planning was lead consultants for the project, coordinating the application submission and negotiated the application to a successful determination.


Securing planning permission and advertisement consent for a new car showroom in a prominent location in West London. Ben led the planning team from day 1 of this project, advising the client at feasibility, pre-application and post submission stages, including securing consent for a large advertising display following a Public Inquiry.

Heritage and Rural Planning

Black Box Planning has secured planning permission for restoration and substantial extension of an abandoned dwellings by successfully arguing that its value as non-designated heritage asset tipped the planning balance in favour of the proposal against despite in-principle policy objections.

Telecommunications and Renewables

We have successfully negotiated planning permission for numerous large scale telecommunications installations for defence infrastructure.