About Us

This is Westward Planning - an independent town planning consultancy based in the South West of the UK.

Whatever your town planning needs, Westward Planning is here to help you. We primarily cover right across the Westcountry (Devon, Dorset Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire and the former Avon area), so know the geography of this beautiful region, as well as its planning constraints and pressures well. We do not however restrict ourselves to working in the South West of the UK, so if you are reading these pages and are from outside of the Westcountry but are interested in using our services, please get in touch!

Westward Planning Limited is run and managed by Alex Sebbinger BA(Hons), MSc(Geog), MSc(TP). Alex is a fully qualified Town Planner with a huge amount of experience of planning matters. This covers rural developments, agricultural matters, historic buildings, conservation issues, all the way through to new urban developments. Alex has a wide experience of urban and rural planning pressures having worked on urban extension projects, new green belt developments, enabling developments and constraints within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Planning and Enforcement Appeals.

Having both a background of Local Government as well as that in private practice covering many years, Alex has significant experience on how planning matters are handled at the front line, which can be used to your advantage in whatever planning matter you need assistance with. Planning is a very emotive subject, and Alex is able to set out the facts clearly and objectively, and work through to a positive solution.

When Westward Planning was created, there were a number of key principles that we wanted to set out:

  • To provide a quality, fast and effective service.
  • To cut through jargon and explain planning matters in understandable terms.
  • To maintain positive working relationships with all Local Planning Authorities and required Agencies.
  • To get results and do this in the most efficient way as possible.
  • To be competitively priced and give the highest quality service at the fairest rate.

Make no mistake, planning is a complicated matter, but it need not be a minefield or shrouded in mystery. Appointing Westward Planning as your Town Planning Consultant will mean that you can pass all your planning concerns to us, and we will handle everthing, appoint architects if necessary and project manage the entire process and keep you informed at every step of the process.

This website is split into several sections that explain all of the most common planning functions and services that we can provide, so have a look through our pages to see how we can help you. This list is not exhaustive and if you do not see what you are looking for on this site and want to discuss your requirements with us, please contact us using our online form here.

You can be assured that if you appoint Westward Planning you will get quality, personalised service at very competitive rates.

We look forward to working with you!