Testimonials

“A rejected planning application left us doubting our reasons for buying the cottage.  Our architect suggested getting advice from Elaine.  With Elaine’s knowledge and attention to detail we were able to rework the designs and get back on track.  Elaine’s input really added value by reducing the architect’s rework, reducing application costs, and of course, by speeding up the process.  We got to where we wanted to be without all the uncertainty and we got there quickly.  The consulting costs were recovered several times over in our opinion.”

– Mr & Mrs Mirski-Fitton, Farley

 

I have worked with Elaine on a number of matters and have no hesitation in recommending her. Elaine is thorough in her approach, quick to turn things around, grounded and importantly is user-friendly.”

– Karen Phull, Partner, Farrer & Co Solicitors

 

“The guidance Elaine provided was invaluable, as it meant the application covered all of the essential points. We didn’t get any follow-up questions or requests to modify the plan or provide additional information.”

Ms K Croom, Burbage, Wiltshire

 

Once we found Elaine we couldn’t believe how efficiently the process was handled to get planning permission for our Grade II listed property. Elaine is extremely proactive and professional. We would have no problems in recommending her services to anyone else.”

– Mr & Mrs Walker, Warminster, Wiltshire

 

For a number of years, we have wanted to build an extension to enable our family to stay in our home – a Grade II Listed old chapel. However, despite a number of attempts and the use of various planning consultants, we had not been able to gain planning approval to extend it. As soon as we appointed Elaine, we felt confident that she would help us to achieve our aim. She produced a very informative Heritage Statement and her knowledge and expertise, coupled with her close liaison with our architect, has enabled us to gain planning permission. We are extremely pleased with the service Elaine provided and are now looking forward to enjoying our extended home.

– Mr & Mrs Reeves, Kilmington, Wiltshire

 

I have used Elaine’s services on a number of occasions to provide heritage advice and produce the reports needed for listed building applications. I find her inside knowledge of the workings of the planning system and her advice about how best to approach proposals invaluable in securing permission for my clients. If you are considering using Elaine’s services I would thoroughly recommend her – you won’t regret it!

– Melanie Latham, St Ann’s Gate Architects, Salisbury

 

We utilised Elaine Milton Heritage & Planning to assist us with a planning application that had been previously refused. The site was in a conservation area and sandwiched between listed buildings. Elaine was extremely helpful and on top of the issue straight away. She liaised perfectly with our architect to put together a scheme that not only worked for us but also within the building’s context. I am pleased to say that planning was subsequently granted and we couldn’t be happier.”

– Mr L Turner, Salisbury

 

Elaine was very knowledgeable, efficient and approachable. My husband and I had no idea what was involved in producing a Heritage Statement, and we were very pleased when we received it. It has turned out to be a very informative and helpful document. Although we are at present waiting for our planning application to be determined we have no doubt that the best person has helped us with our proposals.”

– Mrs C Harper, Whiteparish, Wiltshire

 

“Elaine was a great help in helping us obtaining retrospective permission. We had put off applying for many years, and it had become a constant worry. Elaine helped us to negotiate the form-filling and she put together a very strong case for us, which was unconditionally accepted. It has been a great weight off our shoulders for which we are very appreciative.

– Mr M Thomas, Westminster

 

Elaine has provided me with heritage advice on a number of occasions, when she has been instrumental in obtaining permission for my clients. Her early input has been very useful to complement our scheme designs at pre-application stage. I can recommend her efficient and helpful service to anyone looking for a smooth passage through the listed building consent process.”

– Simon Lock, Favonius & Co. Architects, Salisbury

 

Our listed barn is in the Cotswolds and we were faced with the need to replace all of the windows and doors. The original softwood had more than reached the end of its life. Elaine prepared a heritage statement for us which we submitted with our planning application. The process was straightforward and very efficient and our planning permission came through with no conditions. We would definitely consult with Elaine again should we want or need to make any other changes.”

– Mr & Mrs Brown, Gloucestershire

 

We were extremely impressed by Elaine’s speedy grasp of the issue in hand. She was very efficient and lovely to deal with. Her help and experience were invaluable. We would definitely recommend her to others.

– Mr N Birkitt, Oxfordshire

 

Elaine’s professional approach and attention to detail were obvious from the start. Her advice and subsequent detailed Heritage Statement made the passage of my Listed Building Consent very smooth and it was granted without amendments”

– Dr M Thomas, Salisbury

 

Elaine’s first words were, ‘you are up against it!’, but her knowledge, calm approach and sensible advice proved absolutely invaluable, and we managed to turn the situation round to the point that permission was granted. Without Elaine’s input, we doubt that we would have succeeded.

– Mr and Mrs P Lucas, Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire

 

Elaine was recommended to me in an advisory role when I was flummoxed over the response we had from the planning office. Her calm, authoritative and supportive manner in which she resolved the matter was both helpful and balanced. I would recommend Elaine (and have already done so) to anyone wishing to understand the way conservation officers operate, and to have her knowledgeable contribution is money well spent.

– Mrs W Beresford-Davis, Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire

 

Embarking on a project with a listed building can seem like a minefield of dos and don’ts. Elaine clearly explained what would be feasible or not (given her experience of local planning authorities) and the rationale, which was so helpful. We wouldn’t consider any future work without obtaining her input first.

– Ms M Brown, Cheltenham

 

A great service. Very satisfied indeed!

– Mr S Griffin, Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire

 

Elaine helped me by providing advice on proposals for alterations to a listed pub and she produced the heritage statement to accompany the application. I was very pleased with her efficient service and the quality of her work – and the application was successful. I will definitely be using her services again.”

– Roger Ford, Architect, Cheltenham

 

A very efficient service and good value for money.”

-Mrs M Hill, East Grimstead, Wiltshire

 

I was very satisfied with the service Elaine provided. The entire process was dealt with quickly and she was always on hand for any queries or advice.

– Mrs J Payne, Salisbury

 

We were extremely grateful for Elaine’s guidance and her efficient service. She was extremely helpful and provided us with professional and balanced advice. There would be many willing to have her expert advice if they only realised how she could help them.”

– Mr & Mrs M Presley, Salisbury

 

Elaine’s advice based on her previous experience of working in a local government planning office was invaluable. Her insight into the planning process meant she was able to negotiate effectively with the conservation officer and achieve a successful outcome on our behalf.

– Mr J Darbyshire, Downton, Wiltshire