Planning with passion

Zesta Planning is a chartered town planning & development consultancy.

Hi. We’re Zesta.

We take a fresh approach to planning. ​Our personable and approachable team will guide you through your planning journey from start to finish.

Using a wealth of local authority and private consultancy experience, Zesta is a highly skilled and focused planning and development consultancy offering practical, honest and commercial planning and development advice.

We pride ourselves on providing creative and pragmatic advice to our clients. Working nationally, we are able to respond quickly to your planning needs, using our project coordination and technical skills to negotiate and ultimately deliver your development objectives.


At Zesta, we don’t just prepare and submit planning applications, we provide the following services:

Site Appraisal / Pre-application Advice

Lawful Development Certificates

Environmental Impact Assessments

Public Consultation / Community Engagement

Land Promotion / Strategic Advice 

Appeals & Expert Witness Evidence

Section 106 / Community Infrastructure Levy 

Project Management

Planning Breaches / Enforcement

What our clients say

We have collaborated with Zesta Planning on several projects since the company’s inception and together we have enjoyed a 100% planning success rate. James and his team have extensive knowledge of the planning process and policy which enables them to give commercial advice in very short order. That’s invaluable for a developer like us. There is no doubt that Zesta will be our go to advisor for many years to come.

James Hinton

Managing Director, Hinton Group

We have worked regularly with Zesta Planning over a number of years and have always found them to be very knowledgeable in their area. They are highly professional, a pleasure to deal with and work well as part of a team to the benefit of the client.

Mark Powles

Managing Director, RRA Architects

As a our lead project consultant, Zesta Planning have been instrumental in obtaining planning consents which have helped evolve our business. James and his team offer a bespoke hands on approach and treat each and every project as though it is their own. The attention to detail is second to none and having worked with Zesta on numerous projects over the years, they are always happy to give a detailed overview on each site merits.

James Mitten,

Director, Lantar

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