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Planning, Design and Build is an independent private-sector company specialising in securing planning permission for large and small projects of all types. Since its creation in 2016, the company has successfully delivered for its clients on a wide-variety of both urban and rural projects whilst also providing key professional Consultancy support to experienced Architects to deliver on projects.


Local Expertise in Planning Applications, Design, Plans, Architecture and Construction. Our services are wide,
and we are able to undertake work in all areas of planning practice.

  • Submitting Planning and Building Regulations Applications – Full Applications, Certificate of Lawfulness, Prior Approval, Permitted Development Rights
  • Pre-empting Planning Issues and Strategy Forming
  • We specialise in Negotiating with Senior Planning Officers and Directors
  • We undertake scoping, feasibility and site assessment and analysis (Land or Property)
  • We secure suitable Planning Approval through positive management
  • Negotiating Planning Obligations Heads of Terms
  • Handling Appeals and Enforcement Cases
  • Assist with Consultation Representation


The UK planning system has become increasingly complicated despite successive governments attempting to simplify it.  Not only is it complicated, and technical, it is also highly political.   Our aim is to deliver a high level of professional service, quality and delivery in all the work that we do. We have developed a reputation for high-quality clear advice and have a track record of “adding value” to our client’s interests, including adding wealth to client’s land and property portfolios.  Our client’s success often depends upon a knowledgeable team, our professional approach and our relationship with our clients, in order to deliver the most positive outcome possible.

While we are a small focused company we have a big ‘heart’ and clear focused approach to ensuring great ability to deliver large results.

We guide clients through the complexities of the planning and development control management process, from pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority, all the way through to approval and discharge of planning conditions.  Even where planning permission has been refused, or has been granted subject to unfavourable conditions, we offer professional consultancy and service through the appeals process.

We have a good commercial understanding of the development world.  Each client is different, and each project is different.
We pride ourselves on our professional knowledge and understanding of planning legislation and process. We have extensive in-depth planning knowledge of National and Local Council Planning Policies. We develop Planning strategies for solutions to projects.
Why not contact this experienced planning consultancy which can save you time and money and help you get the advice and assistance that you need


Planning, Design and Build is a professional planning consultancy that was established in 2016 by its founder Mr. Atief Ishaq. Mr. Ishaq is a member of Royal Town Planning Institute, and holds a professional-recognised first-class Masters degree in Spatial Planning. He holds over 10 years’ experience as a Senior Planning Officer with Birmingham City Council and is highly experienced in assessing planning applications and planning policy design, having worked in professional development control and planning policy positions during his career. Mr Ishaq’s professional interests have included volunteering his time to support the charitable organisation Planning Aid West Midlands where he delivered support to communities and individuals to access planning advice and guidance.
Atief has a belief and passion for high quality natural and built environments, and he understands that excellence in design can change people’s lives for the better. He strives to deliver the sustainable development that can achieve a win-win for both his client, and for the local community.
In recognising that we are guided by our principles, being ethically minded with moral, Mr. Ishaq has ensured that his business Planning, Design and Build keeps these values at the heart of its day-to-day operations. As Mr. Ishaq states: “We take our work very seriously and we can be trusted to do our very best, at all times. We do not accept instructions if we do not consider that there is a professionally justified basis upon which to act for prospective clients. We operate on the basis of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s professional Code of Conduct.”
Prior to working in the town planning sector, Mr. Ishaq worked in retail management for one of the UK’s largest construction retailers. He knows the importance of delivering a high-quality service to all of his clients. He states “…if a business delivers a high-quality and professional service to a customer, that customer is then likely to tell others of their experience, leading to new business opportunities.”

Atief Ishaq

MA Spatial Planning (Awarded 1st Class), RTPI Member

PGDip Advanced Diploma in Planning & Environment,

BA(Hons) Retail Marketing,

Director – Senior Planning Consultant

We offer a free 30 minute initial consultation on your project and design issue contact Atief on 07811532883 or 0121 326 7505

Contact us

We offer a free 30-minute initial consultation on your project and design issue contact

Our office

852 Alum Rock Road, Ward End, B'ham B8 2TX


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By Phone

07811532883 / 0121 326 7505

Conception to Completion