Green Planning Studio is excited to be part of the National Self Build & Renovation Show

The Practice is part of the permanent exhibition and will be taking part in the 3 annual shows, the first of which is on 15th and 16th October. Ruth Reed will be presenting on Winning Planning Consents in Areas of Constraint at 2.00pm on 16th October and will be holding face to face pre-booked meetings with people seeking advice on planning and architecture throughout the show. Details of the show can be found at
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The permanent exhibition floor showing Grenn Planning Studio’s board within the Professional Services Hub
Green Planning’s display board is permanently on show and we will be there at all 3 annual shows.

Grand Designs Live 2021

Green Planning Studio at Grand Designs Live in 2018

Once again Green planning Studio are at Grand Designs Live

Green Planning Studio will be at Grand Designs Live again to give planning and Architectural advise

Green Planning’s back at Grand Designs Live. Come & say hi at stand B32 – Grand Build zone

Come and visit us on Stand B32 in the Grand Build area at the NEC from the 6th to the 10th of October. We have regularly attended Grand Designs Live at both the NEC and at the Excel in London over the last few years.

We have some free tickets available. If you would like to attend to get in touch with the enquiries team about getting a free ticket to the show.

If you have any questions about obtaining planning permission on a difficult site, architectural design or any of our other services then please pop along to our stand and say hi.

If you have a project you are thinking about we would love to hear from you this year. Contact us

Green Planning at a pre-pandemic exhibition in 2019

Appointments herald business expansion

Green Planning Studio - helping you get planning permission

Green Planning Studio is delighted to announce the appointment of two senior planners, expanding its professional team to meet growing demand.

Graham Clark

Graham Clark will join as Associate Director (Planning). He comes from Berrys, where he has been leading its Hereford office. Graham has extensive experience of project leadership in rural development and planning law and a background in development control and economic development.

senior planner Tim Williams
Tim Williams

Tim Williams joins GPS as an Associate. Tim is from Concept Town Planning in Shropshire and previously worked for Telford and Wrekin Council. He has extensive experience across a range of development types and sizes in both urban and rural settings, and in development control and policy.

Matthew Green, director at GPS, said:

“The demand for our services, particularly in obtaining planning permissions for clients, continues to increase. With their extensive experience, Graham and Tim joining Green Planning Studio will boost our capacity and further enhance the skills we can offer.”

Both join as Green Planning Studio enters a new phase of growth across all of the company’s areas of business including planning advice, planning applications and applications for certificates of lawfulness, appeals and enforcement appeals.

Green Planning Studio is a planning-led, multi-disciplinary consultancy based at Upton Magna near Shrewsbury, working on cases across England and Wales. The Company specialises in winning planning consents in areas of constraint.

Director quoted in Planning Magazine

GPS Director, Ruth Reed, has been quoted in Planning Magazine about how LPA’s will need resources to produce Design Codes.

Planning Magazine:
The challenges for councils raised by the proposed strengthening of national policy design requirements by Ben Kochan

Ruth Reed, former Royal Institute of British Architects president and director of consultancy Green Planning Studio, said authorities “will probably be expected to have their design codes in place within three years” but many lack the in-house resources to produce them, especially within that timescale. “They may be tempted to commission consultants to prepare them,” she suggested.

Ruth Reed’s book shortlisted for award

Ruth Reed’s book, ‘Building in Arcadia – the case for well-designed rural development’ is one of 4 finalists in the Urban Design Group Book Awards 2020. The judges noted:

Book Cover - Building in Arcadia: The case for well designed rural development
Building in Arcadia: The case for well designed rural development

This year from a longer list of ten or so books we have selected four, which each distil learning from practice in different ways. Urban Lighting for People merges practical knowledge about lighting design with theory and research, Building in Arcadia documents the design challenges encountered in rurality, Walkable City Rules offers a guide for how to negotiate modal shift and Climax City offers an account of why and how cities are shaped and how we can intervene in them in an interactive way. 


Ruth’s book is available at other book retailers and the RIBA bookshop

Our Director, Ruth Reed, interviewed for World Architecture Day

Ruth Reed, self-build architect and director and Green Planning Studio Ltd

One of our Directors, Ruth Reed, has been interviewed for World Architecture Day by Frame Technologies about her work as a self-build architect and her interest in self-build homes.

Ruth Reed, self-build architect and director and Green Planning Studio Ltd
Ruth Reed, self-build architect and director and Green Planning Studio Ltd

World Architecture Day is a global day dedicated to celebrating architecture.

Meet Ruth Reed this World Architecture Day

If you would like to find out more about our services that are geared towards self-build homes please get in touch

Planning has been granted for a replacement dwelling Ford, Shropshire

Planning has been obtained for a replacement dwelling in the conservation area of Ford, Shropshire. The house is to be built to full Passivhaus standards with photovoltaic panels on the south-facing rear roof. The design echoes the local brick barns with their gable upstands and soft red brick walls, however, the roof and porch will be clad in zinc to blend with the pv panels. The structure will be a twin-panel timber frame on a structural slab supported by piled foundations – necessary because the site is made-up ground.

Passivhaus design granted planning permission in a Conservation Area. First Floor Plan
Passivhaus design granted planning permission for a replacement dwelling in a Conservation Area. First Floor Plan

Green Planning are Passivhaus Trust Members. Front Elevation

Green planning can help you with all of your Passivhaus design and planning needs. Ground Floor Plan
Green planning can help you with all of your Passivhaus design and planning needs. Ground Floor Plan

Passivhaus Trust Member
Passivhaus Trust Member

Happy Christmas

On Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day #christmasjumperday2019,
Green Planning Studio Ltd would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers and visitors a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning
Green planning sporting their Christmas Jumpers for #christmasjumperday2019

2019 has been another successful year winning more cases and gaining more planning permissions for a host of diverse sites. As we approach the end of the decade 2020 promises continued growth for us as a practice and many more planning permissions granted for our clients.

Our offices will be closed from 5 pm on the 24th of December 2019 until 9 am on the 2nd of January 2020 inclusively.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning
Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning

If you are thinking of a project that may need planning permission or some Architectural Design please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to advise you.

Green Planning return to the Holiday Park show

Once again Green Planning Studio will be at the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Holiday Park and Resort Show 2019

Green Planning is exhibiting on Stand H608

We have had very successful shows here before and look forward to another great show. The show is open on the 6th and the 7th of November. If you are there pop along and say hello. Tickets are Free.

Matthew Green in full flow
Matthew Green in full flow at a previous show

Matthew Green speaking at a previous show