Planit Consulting Ltd

Planit Consulting specialises in developments in Green Belt and sensitive town and countryside locations.


Who we are…..

Planit Consulting is a planning consultancy based in Godalming that was set up in 2006 by its founder Janet Long, to provide specialist planning advice. We provide a range of services from pre-application advice, to submitting planning applications, to detailed site appraisals showing the client the art of the possible. We also pride ourselves on being strategist, as very often the planning process requires you to think outside the box. We pride ourselves on being successful; on 4 occasions now, gaining planning permission for ‘para 80’ houses of exceptional design in sensitive countryside locations. Most of our work is with private clients but we also act on behalf of several Local Planning Authorities; mostly undertaking appeal work for them.

We were winners of the Best Professional Property Services award at The Surrey Property Awards 2022

What we do…..

Planit Consulting deals with all forms of planning advice but specialises in

Pre-application enquiries

Preparing and submitting planning applications

Paragraph 80 dwellings

Certificate of lawfulness for permitted development (existing and proposed), domestic and commercial

Planning appeals and expert witness for appeals

Agricultural permitted development rights

Site appraisals

Strategies for maximising development

Change of use applications

Variation of condition applications

Non-material amendments

Enforcement cases


In addition, Planit Film has worked with the film industry as well as High End TV for a number of years now, advising on and gaining permission for location filming on a range of highly sensitive sites. We can provide advice on securing permission for use of land for temporary filming purposes.


What makes us special…..

We are a small, but specialist team of planners with a fantastic local knowledge mainly in the Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex areas.  Planit Consulting stands out from the competition because of their commitment to delivering exceptional client service and are dedicated to tailoring their approach to any client’s specific needs. Planit’s track record of success speaks for itself: the firm has achieved planning permission on many sites where permission has been in doubt. Planit goes that extra mile! This combination of general consulting with advisory services ensures maximum value to clients, regardless of their project scope.


The story behind our brand….

Planit Consulting was started by Janet Long in 2006 and is now into its 18th year of existence. Planit Films started soon afterwards and provides another arrow to our bow. We are a team of 6  consultants and between us have a vast range of experience and contacts. We have a range of other specialist consultants we call on as and when required.


How do we feel about being based in the Surrey Hills and what activities do we have that help promote and support the community and environment….

Planit is aware that our impact in the Surrey Hills can be far reaching when we seek permission for clients. We are a responsible business and work within the scope of planning policy both at a local and national level.



Planit Consulting Ltd
3 Innovation Place, Douglas Drive, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1JX
Tel: 01483 415753


Sunday Closed
Monday 8:30 am–6 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am–6 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am–6 pm
Thursday 8:30 am–6 pm
Friday 8:30 am–6 pm
Saturday Closed