Who we are

Be First Planning Consultancy provide proactive and commercially astute town planning advice on projects across London and the South East. We are driven by making better places for all, to deliver a socially responsible model of urban regeneration. Our responsive approach helps to shape projects and guide them through the planning process to transform ambitious visions into successful places and communities.

We are adept at articulating the vision and are experienced at negotiating the ever changing statutory planning process. To date, the team has secured planning permission for 3,000 homes and 100,000sqm of employment space.

We make it happen through:

The Team

Director, Planning Consultancy

Anna Sinnott

Planning Associate

Emma Thorpe

Planning Associate

Hannah Booker

Senior Planner

Charles Winch


We have a proven track record of working with developers, land owners, private individuals, housing associations, local authorities, healthcare providers, education providers and investors.

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The Bull

Use: 75 residential units
Date: 2022 (ongoing)

Bridge Point Enterprise East

Use: 32,000sqm industrial (B2/B8/E(g)(iii))
Date: 2022 (ongoing)

Gascoigne Estate​

Use: 2,100 residential units, education, community uses
Date: 2018 (ongoing)​

Eastbrook Studios​

Use: 48,000 sqm film studios
Date: 2020 to 2022​


Use: 12,000 sqm stacked industrial (B2/B8/E(g)(iii))
Date: 2020 to 2022​

Padnall Lake​

Use: 300 residential units and community uses
Date: 2020 (ongoing)​

200 Becontree​

Use: 19 affordable homes and community facilities
Date: 2020 to 2022​