Welcome to Tetlow King Planning

Celebrating our 30 Year Anniversary in 2015...proud of our past and focussed on the future

Comprehensive professional advice to a range of clients

Tetlow King Planning Ltd is a leading town planning and development consultancy operating nationwide.  The company was founded in 1985 as a separate entity within the Tetlow King Group, which dates back to 1977.

We provide professional advice to a range of clients across the public and private sectors including investors, landowners, householders, businesses, developers, housing associations, local authorities, government organisations, professional bodies, trade bodies, research and educational institutions and community groups.

Our involvement in the planning process is extremely varied, ranging from influencing strategic policy at the national level through to promoting small scale development proposals at the local level.  We are experienced in planning for all types of development, with particular specialisms in housing and care.

Planning for housing


Tetlow King Planning has unrivalled experience at the interface of planning and housing throughout England and Wales. We advise a large number of housing associations (over 300), housing developers (over 100) and local authorities (over 100), and a wide range of other national and regional organisations.

Planning for care


Tetlow King Planning has extensive experience and expertise across the residential and care sectors for the elderly and others requiring special support.

Our experience is across both the public and private sectors. We have been involved in over 50 CCRC schemes throughout the UK.



"Tetlow King Planning are exceptionally adept at providing compelling evidence to support planning applications. They are particularly skilled at providing detailed and accurate information on housing land supply, which is highly pertinent in the current market. In respect of the care sector they have an unsurpassed level of expertise in delivering schemes which meet the commercial aspirations of their clients, including the evolving 'Extra Care' sector. I have found everyone at Tetlow King Planning very easy to work with, and when the brief arrives in Chambers it is always organised and arranged perfectly, with instructions  which are clear, precise and get straight to the heart of the matter".

Christopher Young, No. 5 Chambers

Latest news


Affordable Housing Case Key to Weston-super-Mare Appeal Success

In his approval issued on 18 March 2015, the Inspector, Mr G D Jones, concluded on a 4 day public inquiry in January 2015 at which he considered a range of evidence brought against North Somerset Council.  Tetlow King Planning (TKP) acted as part of the team representing the appellant Summerfield Developments (SW) Ltd.

Perseverance Pays Off for Two Major Housing Developments in Cornwall

Tetlow King Planning (TKP) is delighted to have achieved planning permission for two major residential developments in quick succession in two rural Cornish villages, after protracted discussions with Cornwall Council. 

Affordable Arguments Add Weight at Sussex Appeal

Tetlow King Planning (TKP) assisted a major planning appeal success at Penland Farm, Haywards Heath, Sussex for 210 dwellings. Affordable housing evidence was submitted on behalf of Catesby Estates supporting the delivery of 30% affordable housing in an area of acute need. Other expert planning evidence was presented by Barton Willmore.