ClearView Planning

Planning approval for your projects

James Luntz, director, ClearView Planning Ltd.

James Luntz - Director B.Sc.  Dip. T.D.  M.R.T.P.I.


My name is James Luntz, the founder of ClearView Planning. I have over 20 years experience in the planning sector.

After graduation, I worked in several large planning practices for 13 years, before deciding to set up my own company. Since then, ClearView Planning has been involved in planning appraisals of sites for large scale residential developments in Northamptonshire, Kent and Buckinghamshire and planning applications for housing schemes across the UK, including schemes in Bedfordshire for Bellway Homes, Buckinghamshire for McCann Homes and in Northamptonshire and West Sussex for Cresta Homes Plc.

ClearView Planning also provides advice to private landowners seeking to build their own house, and to home owners who want to extend their home. We have successfully secured planning permission for commercial buildings and industrial developments, including some in Bedford and Northampton and have been involved in several projects for wind turbines and solar farms, including a research project for a client who was seeking appropriate land across the South East and East Anglia, to promote solar energy farms.

ClearView Planning provides clients with the focused and tailored advice they need to deliver their project, no matter how simple or complex.

Why work with us?


ClearView Planning's expertise in the use of national and local planning policy maximises the chances of success.


We aim to achieve the best and most cost effective solution to all the planning issues involved.


We manage the whole planning process through to a successful conclusion.


We provide an excellent and personal service to meet your planning needs.

What do our clients say about us?

“Just like to say a big thank you from me and the family for the work you have done enabling us to build our dream home. After the local council turned our application down flat, it left us with nowhere to go as there was no reasoning with them. They did not like the size or look of the build so there was nothing to discuss. We’re really glad you appealed their decision. We were expecting at best we would need to change a few things on the build to appease the council but  due to the detailed report with all the relating back up you put forward to the inspector assigned to the appeal, there was no need for any amendments to the drawings submitted to the local council."

Regards,   Glyn Longbottom 

“Being offered the opportunity of a challenging site in Aston Clinton, we were in need of a proactive planning consultant and James Luntz came very highly recommended. Having met James on site we gave him a design brief to explore and set him to work. This was a difficult site with access problems, listed building issues and parish and local authority opposition, but James managed to get the consent over the line. We have now given James another project to unlock for us and would not hesitate to recommend him and his services."

Greg Freiberg
MD Knowles-Brown Properties Ltd 

"Clear view planning helped me though a difficult application for temporary, and then this year permanent, planning for my family home and business!

I highly recommend Clearview planning and will always use them for my planning needs!" 

Charlene Barnard
Wharf Lane Stables