We act for private, commercial, industrial and sporting clients and have considerable experience in many specialist fields of planning and architecture.


This includes work for clients who own properties within conservation areas, listed buildings, redundant farm buildings, within the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Green Belt.  We have also assisted many clients in exploiting their permitted development rights to avoid the need to submit for planning permission.

Thanks again for your considerable assistance in helping us to gain planning. Your professionalism and expertise is first rate.
— Simon Bassett - Client
I have always been able to rely upon the Practice to provide honest advice regarding the prospect of success, in addition to maintaining a very good working relationship with Planning Officers.
— Frank Jarvey - Mellon Place Stud
I have worked with Jeff and his team for many years. Though my 33 year career in estate agency with both Knight Frank and Savills and now running my own property consultancy business, I have never had a moments hesitation in recommending clients engage the services of Jeffrey Charles Emmett Planning and Architectural Consultancy. I know that they will be in safe hands and will get the best advice, service and results.
— Nicholas Brown - Private View Property
We instructed Jeff and his team with a very open mind and realistic expectations. We knew our case would be potentially very complex, by no-means straightforward or an easy brief. The result we ended up with however far surpassed what we’d hoped for and as we embark on building our home we are truly grateful for the counsel, insight and expertise of the JCE Consultancy. The team are knowledgeable but supportive and are willing to listen – which makes all the difference – and all done with a desire to create something that will genuinely be of architectural merit to the local area. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jeff and his team in the future.
— Richard Wheat - Client
I have worked with Jeff, Ela and Mark over a number of years. I have found them all to be client focused, quickly identifying a Client’s objectives and delivering on projects through focused innovative design. They are driven and give good practical advice that can be relied upon time after time. Their combined knowledge of Planning Law and construction techniques delivers projects that not only fulfil Planners design requirements, but are buildable, and this often saves their clients time and money during construction. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending any of Jeff’s team and I look forward to recommending many more of my clients for their tailored and reliable advice.
— Elton Norris BSc (Hons) MRICS - Director of Summit Property Consultants
We have been working with Jeffrey Charles Emmett for the last 6 years and they have been both highly professional and effective throughout. Their fees have always been good value for money, but most importantly, they have been approachable and reliable and worked with us as a team to a positive outcome. We have been particularly impressed with the sensitive way the Practice has dealt with the District Council and would say that JCE is a firm that always goes out of its way to get the job done to the highest standard and on time.
— Major & Mrs A Forsyth - Clients
I have lived in my house for many years and over time, like most people, I have extended my home to accommodate my ever-growing family. Unfortunately, last year I found myself in a situation where the Council refused to grant planning permission even though I strongly believed there was no unreasonable impact arising as a result of my proposals.

Mark and the team at JCE came into their own fighting the appeal for me. They took the time to explain this complicated process to me and also discussed various options we might like to consider in moving ahead. They also brought the experience of a very qualified barrister on board to help with the appeal.

The end result was a very comprehensive and well thought out set of documents that showed all of the errors in the Council’s considerations and most importantly as far as I was concerned the fact that my extension would have no unreasonable impact on anybody. The Planning Inspector completely agreed with everything that the team had put forward and upheld the appeal, granting me planning permission.

Even after the appeal was decided Mark has stayed in touch to make sure I had all the information I needed so that my builder could get started. I’ve been delighted with the outcome and have no hesitation in saying I would use JCE for any other planning applications I might have in the future.
— Chris Tarrant - Client
We were introduced to the Jeffrey Charles Emmett Practice through Middleton Advisors, who were assisting us with the purchase of the White House. We first met up with Jeff on site when considering making an offer for this property, when we informed him of our very adventurous brief for this project. We wanted to demolish the existing dwelling and erect a replacement dwelling having a far greater floor area to meet our family and spacial requirements.

Jeff was quick to point out that this was a tall order as the site was in the Green Belt and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but was willing to take on the project offering a full Architectural and Planning service with plenty of interesting ideas of how to achieve our aims.

Throughout the whole process, including initial essential tree removal, Jeff gave us sound professional advice, and despite the very restrictive Planning Policies, he and his Team succeeded in meeting all our expectations in gaining the Planning Permission for us that he did.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this Practice.
— Richard & Gill Biffa - Clients
I have worked closely with Jeff and his team since 2003 on ‘scores’ of successful planning projects (regarding any ecology considerations – my specialism), and have found this Planning Practice to be professional, friendly and adroit with the often complex design challenges inherent between client aspirations, planning policy and wildlife laws.
— James Johnston- BSc MSc MIEEM CEnv - Ecologist