Who We Are

Lanpro is an independent multi-disciplinary consultancy that provides specialist advice in the fields of town planning, architecture + urban design, landscape architecture, transport + travel, archaeology + heritagedevelopment viability and delivery + management.

With extensive experience in providing consultancy services the practice has gained an envied reputation for delivering outstanding and innovative solutions to complex planning and design problems.

The company ethos is to focus real-time on planning outcomes rather than the planning process and to place the client’s best interests above all other considerations.

The practice is one of the leading expert planning and development consultancies in the East of England with offices in Norwich, Colchester and Retford.


What We Do

Master Planning + Urban Design

Master Planning & Urban Design The company has a strong well-respected and highly skilled urban design team.  Our master planning team comprises urban designers, architects, landscape architects and ecological designers.  This team works alongside the planning …

Planning Consultancy

Planning Consultancy Lanpro has a strong reputation for being a results driven planning consultancy.  The company has an outstanding track-record for tackling difficult and complex planning problems using practical yet imaginative approaches. Our consultants provide the highest …

Archaeology + Heritage

Archaeology + Heritage Lanpro archaeology + heritage provide independent advice on all stages of promotion and construction of developments from land acquisition/due diligence right through the design process and to the eventual discharge of archaeological and built heritage …


An integrated design and management studio, offering our clients creative and effective project delivery.



Chris is the managing director of Lanpro and his day-to-day role within the business is focused around business strategy and development.  Chris is responsible for preparing the business strategy that has taken Lanpro from inception in 2008 to being the largest independent planning and urban design consultancy operating in East Anglia.  Chris enjoys outdoor pursuits and is a keen Rugby fan.



Philip’s role within the company involves the initial assessment of the potential of sites and the formulation of planning strategies to promote sites and to manage all risks through the planning process.  Philip has extensive private sector experience across all planning sectors having previously worked for planning consultancies, development, construction and mining companies in the UK and Asia for a period in excess of 20 years.  He is also an expert witness with significant experience representing public and private sector clients at planning, enforcement and compulsory purchase appeals, including Public Inquiry.  Philip is a keen golfer.



Ian deals with a wide range of complex planning and land promotion projects including major mixed use developments, residential, leisure, infrastructure and employment parks.  Ian has held a number of senior roles within planning consultancies operating throughout the UK.  He is also an expert witness with significant experience representing clients at planning appeals, including Public Inquiry.  Ian is a former international squash player, currently a club and County player.



Beccy has spent most of her professional life in the Norfolk and Suffolk area and as a result has extensive experience of managing and being actively involved in complex planning projects across this region and beyond. She has in-depth technical knowledge in respect to planning appraisals, planning application preparation and strategic planning which enables her to steer projects through an increasingly complex planning system. She is experienced in ensuring that projects are appropriately managed, client aspirations are met and deliverable planning permissions are secured. Her ability to co-ordinate public engagement exercises is important to the success of many projects and she is also experienced in the public arena including at Council meetings, public inquiries and public exhibitions. Beccy enjoys running and walks in the countryside.



Ian has worked as a planner in the public and private sectors in the UK, New Zealand and Australia for a period in excess of 15 years.  He is lead consultant on a wide range of planning projects at a variety of scales and has a strong reputation for providing practical planning and enforcement advice anchored by his experiences in the public sector.  He is also an expert witness with experience representing public and private sector clients at planning and enforcement appeals, including Public Inquiry.

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