“Thanks again to the Eldnar team for all the support with this planning application. I needed their help to write a statement dealing with some technical objections to my application, and they were really quick in providing me with a well-researched and professional response. From the initial query to delivering the work, they were clear about how they saw the case and how they could support my application and furthermore worked really quickly in providing me with the help I needed. I’ll certainly use their services again in the future.”
Having spent the last four and a half years trying to secure planning approval I would like to think I have learned a thing or two about its processes and how to get things done. We kissed some frogs in the form of large planning companies, who promised the earth and delivered no results apart from expensive invoices. We literally were at the last chance saloon and our final roll of the dice.
Fortunately, we were put in touch with Eleni Randle at Eldnar consultancy, who from the off spoke to us in a completely different way. Eleni clearly knew her stuff, clearly discussing if things were either unlikely to achieve a positive outcome or simply would be a waste of time pursuing. And when things started to look a little challenging, she steered us confidently and with assertion head on in to the storm and using her considerable depth of knowledge of planning routes, achieved everything we had applied for.
I would have no reservations in recommending Eldnar Consultancy to act as a planning advisor and would actually implore anyone thinking of going for planning to speak to them first to get a good idea if what they would like to do is achievable and how to present the strongest case. If we had it definitely would have saved us a lot of both time and money.
I needed a certificate of lawful development for a cabin, and was recommended Eldnar by a planning barrister. Brilliant, rapid service, great communication, approachable and plain-English explanations, and super-reasonable costs which were explained up-front. Plus, what a lovely dog. What more could you want?
Eleni has supported me with the Class Q- permitted development planning process since early 2021, she has been responsive and has extensive knowledge within her field of work . Eleni and Beth who has joined Eldnar Consultancy have kept me up to date with the process and discussed options that I have and I am now pleased to say that I now have approval to convert a lovely green cow shed into my home . Lots of work has happened and even more work lies ahead but looking forward to the adventure , design and build.
Thank you Eleni and Beth
Thank you for your hard work to gain both the change of use, and planning permission for my new building . With your knowledge of the planning process and development legislation, and your experience of the council’s requirements, the applications were dealt with efficiently, effectively, and all within the time frame you had predicted. I look forward to dealing with Eldnar again in the future.
Eleni submitted our two agricultural permitted development applications side by side for us. She was involved from the start, giving us advice, drawing up the plans and also getting elevational drawings organised for us when they were requested. Without Eleni, I don’t think we would have got this through planning on our own; it got complicated at times, and her planning advice, knowledge and understanding for the agricultural sector is just pure gold. All information was relayed to us quickly and efficiently – it was as stress free as planning could be!
Eldnar Consultancy is a pleasure to work with, the second time we’ve used their services and it certainly won’t be the last. Highly recommended planning consultancy service that is honest, straight forward and fast moving. Big thank you for all your help and assistance!
“Would highly recommend without hesitation. Eleni has done an amazing job and kept me informed every step of the way, efficient and extremely professional”
“I would like to say we were very impressed with the professionalism shown to us with our planning query and subsequent support to attain the permission we required. You came highly recommended and we will definitely be using your services again in the future.”
“Our thanks to Eldnar Consultancy for making what was a difficult and sometimes frustrating planning application to extend and make lawful a garage, which had been used as ancillary accommodation for over ten years. After our initial plans were rejected Eleni negotiated with the local authority to accept a revised set of plans which although not what we wanted, did meet our requirements. Communications and advice throughout the process were excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending Eleni on all matters relating to planning.”
“We recently instructed Eldnar Consultancy in the planning of a large agricultural animal shed on our dairy farm. We were very pleased with the service and the swiftness of the application. Eleni was very knowledgeable. The timescale from initial instruction to completion was 8 weeks, and this included a two-week delay from the Council Department. Throughout the process Eleni gave us regular updates and this gave us peace of mind. Eleni ensured we had a very cost-effective application and we saved 90% of the proposed fees by her initiative and prior knowledge of agricultural buildings. I have no hesitation in using Eldnar Consultancy in the future and in recommending Eleni and Eldnar Consultancy”
“I can thoroughly recommend Eleni. Nothing has been too much trouble. She is knowledgeable, friendly and approachable and is always willing to explain any aspect of the planning process. She is very practical, ensures that deadlines are met and is excellent at keeping the client fully informed at every stage of the planning process. Eleni is a consummate professional.”
“Eleni, I want to thank you personally for all your hard work in successfully obtaining planning consent for our company’s redundant farm building . Throughout the lengthy – and often complex – process, we have been extremely impressed by your skill, tenacity and diligence when dealing with all parties concerned – and especially appreciative of your friendly regular updates. It has been our absolute pleasure to work with you and, as you are now firmly established as our ‘default setting’ for future projects, very much look forward to doing so again.”
“Eleni’s extensive knowledge and expertise has been invaluable to us. We would have no hesitation recommending her professional and practical advice. We wish her well in the future.”
“Thank you Eleni for the professional, prompt and helpful advice on how we can move forward with our diversification plans. We wanted someone who could look at our previous attempt at getting it through planning from a different perspective, and you’ve certainly done that. Plenty of ideas on how we can now move forward and hopefully obtain planning through phases. Your attitude and up front honesty is a breath of fresh air. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Thank you again.”
“Eleni is smart, professional and extremely easy to work with. During the height of the Covid pandemic she was absolutely brilliant; providing a safe, timely and thorough service. She communicated with me throughout the process and ensured she stuck to my timeline without me having to lift a finger. A service like hers is so rare these days!”
“Eleni of Eldnar has recently undertaken an appeal for me relating to the imposition of a condition on a planning consent for a single dwelling. This condition restricted Permitted Development Rights. When I met Eleni to review the case, I was immediately impressed by her advice, knowledge and practical approach. Her report to the Planning Inspectorate was excellent and she left nothing to chance or interpretation when expanding on the relevant points to counter the justification of burdening the consent with such a restriction. The appeal was successful and needless to say, I am delighted.
As well as being a true professional Eleni is a delight to work with and I shall have no hesitation in instructing her on other surveying matters, or recommending her services to others. Many thanks, Eleni, on a great piece of work. You are now my ‘Go-To’ Surveyor’.”
“We contacted Eleni to assist us with a planning application for a garage and stable block. From the outset we were very impressed with Eleni’s pleasant and professional attitude. We had considered pursuing the application ourselves although I’m glad we didn’t as even with this simple application there were issues that we hadn’t even considered and would probably be still struggling months after. I would strongly recommend using Eleni’s services as there is much work in the post application phase dealing with the local authorities, this is where Eleni’s experience and tenacious attitude have really made a difference. Thanks once again.”
“I had the good fortune of engaging Eleni’s services to provide Red Book valuations on a number of my late Father’s properties in preparation for Probate. His portfolio was diverse, including houses, flats, and commercial properties. Eleni was super-efficient in carrying out this work. Her reports were comprehensive in their assessment and professionally presented to the highest standard. Working closely with Eleni gave us an understanding of the scope of the undertaking. Issues were swiftly overcome and her communication with all parties was excellent. A consummate professional, knowledgeable and resourceful. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone.”
“I felt I must drop you a note to say a huge “thank you” for all your hard work. Your valuation report was magnificent and it was clear to us all how much time and trouble you had taken to address every eventuality in the most efficient and expert manner. I greatly look forward to our future collaborations.”
“Eleni is a delight to work with. She is quick to grasp the critical elements of the task in hand and produces concise and comprehensive work. Eleni’s advice has been invaluable over the years we have worked with her and has undoubtedly saved us a considerable amount of money in design and planning fees!”
“As a key contributor to a particularly onerous Planning application within greenbelt land, Eleni acted calmly and competently ensuring that all relevant information was in place. Outstanding organisation, effective communication, and competence ensured that permission was successful, and that the process became seamless. Eleni brings a wealth of experience to a project, and is particularly delightful to work with- a breath of fresh air!!”
“Eleni has a knack of making the complicated and difficult into simple and straightforward. Her expertise is second to none, and she combines this with innovative thinking, great client relationship skills, honesty and integrity and a deep knowledge of the industry. She really is a pleasure to work with and we wouldn’t think of going to anyone else to help us.”
“When you know what you want but you have no idea how to achieve your goal, you seek a professional. On this occasion I needed an equestrian barn with ménage and an agricultural barn, not a lot you may think but this was all to be built on land with many challenges. Eleni was employed for this multiple phased planning equestrian/agricultural project. Over a duration of 12 months, she achieved various successful planning consents as I desired.
At our first meeting it was clear Eleni had researched my property and the local area, this made me feel totally relaxed and in good hands. My biggest relief was Eleni’s knowledge of horses, despite the challenges ahead, dealing with a person with limited equestrian knowledge would have been the biggest challenge!
Eleni received all my calls and returned all my emails, she was always ahead of the game, had great advice and so efficient and diligent. She put together a fully comprehensive and excellent proposal for our case, I still can’t believe “we” achieved exactly what I wanted and more… such an efficient service. Eleni remained focused from day one and exceeded my expectations more than I can put into words. I would like to express my sincere thanks for this service and would highly recommend Eleni.”
“Eleni worked with me for just over a year and we have maintained contact since she left several years ago. I trust her to do a good job for all of her clients and have no hesitation recommending her for any instruction within her skillset. She is honest, diligent, thorough and committed to achieve the best result for the client.”
“Eleni is the first port of call for me, running my business within an environment of careful consideration to local plan and conservation area requirements, she has proved on many occasions through a period of close working with her that she is ahead of the game, in knowledge and case study and gaining the final result within her highly individual and skilled area of knowledge and expertise in the Planning sector. Her involvement on a number of key cases and aspects related to my business and the victory gains at each stage gives me reason to highly recommend and congratulate her as one of the most highly gifted people in her sector.”
“We now have a close, on-going, relationship with Eleni on a variety of matters and she is notably more efficient, and knowledgeable, than many of the other professionals we have worked with previously. She is extremely driven and a pleasure to work with. From our experience working with her we would say that she is a role model for the profession, if she cannot help she will say, and that her clear and honest approach promotes a great deal of trust within the work she undertakes on our behalf.”