“Steve from the outset was accommodating, quickly arranging a site meeting to discuss possibilities. He was easy to keep in contact with and realistic when suggesting suitable plans, accounting for our preferences. He made the process much less stressful than it would have otherwise been as he knew all the appropriate procedures and current legislation. The planning was achieved on the first submission which was extremely pleasing.”


(Client for Land rear of 105 Whites Road, fronting Deacon Road, Sholing (15/00180/FUL,16/01359/FUL))



“ACHIEVE Town Planning and Urban Design Ltd provided the ultimate solution to my planning nightmare. With their expert advice and guidance they obtained planning on a very difficult site that tested all aspects of the planning process. Steve Lawrence (Director for Achieve) used his vast experience and knowledge of planning and architecture to provide a first class professional service and project information that could satisfy the requirements of the Council planners. It was a great pleasure to have worked with ACHIEVE and I would have no hesitation in using their services again or recommending them to others.' Many thanks for your efforts and hopefully we will be working together soon.”


(Client for Land rear of 70-72 Bath Road, Harefield (17/00658/FUL))

“Happy to support your business.”


(Commerical Director for Havant Rugby Football Club, Fraser Road, Bedhampton (APP/15/00832))

“I am very happy to recommend the planning services of Steve Lawrence.  His advice, research of the area and carefully crafted correspondence to the Council was very good value for money and definitely contributed to the successful result that we were hoping for.”


(Client for Opposing a domestic extension, Horndean (53580, APP/M1710/D/16/3145640))



“I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve from Achieve. He was methodical, focused and calm, making the whole planning process easier. His level of knowledge and understanding enabled us to achieve the best possible outcome from our planning application. Kind Regards, Fiona (www.gophysiotherapy.co.uk)”


(Client for 11 Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford (F/15/76768, F/15/77662))

“Dear Steve, First of all a big thanks to all the hard work you have been doing for me and on my behalf. Despite the outcome of the last case - (17/01831/PLDC) - I just wanted to say that I have been recommending you and your services to other people, obviously this shows how pleased I am with your work. Please feel free to publish my case on your website. It was a great pleasure working with you and I would always ask for your services again. Kind Regards, Luis”


(Restaurant Proprietor for 'Diegos', 10-11 Bedford Place, Southampton (15/01470/FUL))

“Steve immediately saw the value of PM Creative's accurate before and after visualisation work, in persuading the council to accept the height of the proposed new building and the shape and massing of its roof. Steve has the ability to cut to the chase on key project issues to secure the best chance of obtaining planning permission for his clients. Kind regards, Paul”


(Paul @ PM Creative for Day House, Alma Road, Romsey (15/01608/FULLS, 16/00794/OBLS, 16/02966/FULS))

“Steve, Well done. Its been a long and hard process and all credit to you in getting it through, James”


(Freeholder of the site for Pilgrim House, 22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton (14/00760/PA56, 14/01947/FUL, 15/01868/MMA))

“I have worked with ACHIEVE over a long period to deliver high quality schemes which met the objectives of the local authority and the developer.  This has always been a great working relationship.”


(Dr Andrew Golland for 25 Deepcut Bridge Road, Deepcut, Surrey)

“It was a pleasure working with such a professional, yet very friendly company.”


(Matt Tate @ MDT Design Architectural Services for Land adjacent to 52 Tedder Way, Totton (ENQ/13/2186/SSRC, ENQ/16/20189, 16/11733))

“We have worked with Achieve Planning & Urban Design for a number of years using their professional & expedient services for the involvement of new build residential projects undertaken mainly within the Hampshire area. Steve Lawrence’s broad knowledge and experience of the National & Local Area planning systems & his careful approach to both design & development have been both influential & invaluable in helping us secure crucial planning permissions for our clients.”


(Metroscape Ltd. for 29 Carlton Crescent, Southampton (13/01425/FUL))

“We have been very impressed by your knowledge and ability to navigate through the maze of the planning system. It is far beyond our capability and so the (very reasonable) fee for your expertise was a wise investment. We are so pleased we made the decision to employ your services and recommend you to everyone we speak to about planning. Thank you for your excellent communication and tenacity in dealing with our applications in record time. We are absolutely delighted.”

(Clients for 96a and 97 St. Mary Street, Southampton (18/00552/ELDC))

“I received an unexpected notice from the planning authorities to remove a partially built swimming pool enclosure that had been built under permitted development. Steve assessed the situation and decided the best course of action was to submit an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness. Steve did an excellent job in putting together the application and responding to the planners’ requests. The process required two applications and the second was completed with a set of relevant case studies to reinforce the arguments. With Steve’s expertise and thoroughness we were successful and granted the certification.”


(Client for Holt Pound, Farnham)

"Steve at ACHIEVE Town Planning worked diligently to provide a technical critique of the submitted proposals at St. Peter's Church, Saddlers, Snatch House and Burgates Lodge, all within very close proximity of my home, based upon published planning policy and guidance.  This helped me to reinforce and structure the points of objection I wanted to make to the National Park Authority and their agents East Hampshire District Council.  Steve's careful analysis on the submitted proposals was prepared to fairly short deadlines and of great assistance to me, representing good value for money."

(Client for Snatch House and Burgates Lodge)

"Having dealt with ACHIEVE Planning for the first time I can only say that the experience and service was second to none and professional all the way. The attention to detail was fantastic and could not be faulted. Steve explained every step of the way what was happening and how it would happen so that I was completely in the picture of the process and what was going on. I can’t wait to work with Steve again on my next project and would absolutely recommend ACHIEVE Planning to anyone if they need in-depth advice and experience on all planning matters."

(Mr R Singh, Client for 66 Alma Road, Bevois, Southampton)