Planning Advice Testimonials

I was originally recommended to Rob Gillespie after he had acted on behalf of my neighbour with a difficult planning issue.


I had been having problems with the siting of a stables building. I turned to Rob for his professional guidance and help after the planning application had been turned down by the local council and parish council.


Rob took over and dealt with the borough and parish council, challenging where necessary and managing sensibly my expectations. Success followed, permission was granted and Rob continued to work on my behalf, accessing his network of contacts to satisfy the council conditions. An example would be around the archaeology of the site. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob.

John Farrelly

A practice known for punching above its weight, Impact Planning Services is knowledgeable, committed and enthusiastic.

Nigel Robbins, Cirencester College

Impact Planning Services has always played a full and effective role when engaged to assist us in the formulation and negotiation of planning applications and master plans. A clear understanding of our clients' objectives is matched with a detailed understanding of the planning system, how it operates and how to overcome the many hurdles which can frustrate and delay their projects.

Bill Taylor - Managing Director of Hopkins Architects

First and foremost Rob Gillespie is an excellent planner. He is technically and tactically astute and has an enthusiasm for a project, whether it is promoting a single dwelling (albeit in World Heritage Site) or resisting a 7,000,000 sq. feet distribution facility. It makes him a pleasure to work with.

Peter Goatley

Rob knows his planning policy inside out, and is always up to speed with current, changing and emerging policies, at local, regional and national level. He is hugely experienced having spent 30 years as a professional planning practitioner and advisor.


Having sat with Rob at a public inquiry, have seen at first hand the quality of his preparation and the effectiveness of his argument. He's tenacious, and someone you want to have on your side, not against you. Rob is loyal and has a sense of humour, so he is always a pleasure to work with.


Rob understands land use and development appraisal, so can advise public and private sector clients alike.

Jerry Holmes, Chairman of the Leigh Conservation Area Residents Association

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