Amber and Johnson - Architecture Surrey

Before buying our house we had met with a planning officer at Waverley Council Planning to discuss our intention of extending the ground floor space. We came away from the Planning Surgery with mixed feelings, although hopeful.


Simon’s Design & Planning Service was referred to us by a colleague who had received approval for a kitchen/lounge extension through his service. He explained the whole process of getting permitted development approved through the right type of designs and took us through all the steps before we had undertaken anything. It was then that we knew he would be the one to take on our architectural and planning challenges and this was exactly the assurance we needed to complete on our prospective property.

All aspects of the submittal and keeping us updated along the way, were managed by Simon and Lorraine. There was never a moment that we were left thinking “what’s next?”. But it was when Covid-19 seemingly brought everything to a stand still and receiving the necessary lawful development certificate was looking quite bleek, that Simon’s character shone even brighter. While we were fearing the worst, he kept in contact with the Principle Planning Officer and sought alternatives for site surveys to enable an assessment of our planning submission. This resulted in the site survey being concluded two days ago instead of mid next month.

Simon’s professionalism and enthusiasm for achieving sound and clever layout plans and designs that simultaneously remain within the restrictions of planning permission, (allowing for a high approval rate), meant that we could achieve what we wanted with the biggest prospect of obtaining 100% approval. His thorough procedure of selecting, arranging and managing meetings with building contractors that fit our complex brief, was spot on and he conducted them transparantly, fairly and respectfully for all parties. We are now very pleasantly working together with a wonderful and very accommodating professional team on our full renovation and extension plans of our beautiful future home.


We therefore highly recommend Simon & Lorraine’s service!