Town Planning & Development Consultant Based in the Southwest

Planning & Development Appraisal

Helping both householders and developers, including pre-purchase advice

Planning Appeals

Preparation and submission of appeals

Planning Applications

Preparation and submission of planning applications, working alongside architects, and leading a team of other consultants
Permitted Developments
Advice and applications to secure prior approval for permitted development
Lawful Development Certificates
Applications for lawful development certificates for both existing and proposed developments
Enforcement Advice Enforcement advice, negotiation with council officers, submission of regularising applications and enforcement appeals
Expert Witness Services Expert witness services for hearings and public inquiries
Local Plan Site Promotions
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As a town planning and development consultant, with over 30 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, I can provide dependable, carefully considered professional advice. 

My strength is in a keen and thorough understanding of the planning system as well as looking for creative solutions and sound strategies to best meet the clients’ needs and maximise development potential.

I have been working mainly in the South West and East, with experience in many areas including Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, West Sussex, East Sussex and London boroughs.

I have specialist experience in rural planning in agriculture, equestrian, green belt, national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I have secured permissions for new farm buildings, agricultural dwellings, barn conversions, residential redevelopment of green belt equestrian sites, and mobile homes. I also have experience in securing permission for a wide range of residential and commercial and heritage developments.


Jo Tasker BSc (Hons) BTP MRTPI

I hold a BSc in Rural Environment Studies from Wye College in Kent, part of London University, and completed a post graduate Batchelor of Town Planning degree in London in 1986. I have been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2004.

My career started in local government with four different councils in Kent and Essex where I gained invaluable experience in development management. I was involved in the family farm for 15 years and set up and managed a farm shop and fresh produce business.

I returned to planning in 2004, working as a senior associate, and then as a partner, for a leading Kent planning consultancy, Robinson Escott Planning, followed by another well respected consultancy in Dorset.