Property Planning Professionals

We champion you through the planning process and increase your property’s worth

About Us

Albright Dene is an exceptional property planning consultancy, we increase the value of your property with our in-depth knowledge of planning laws and processes. We have an enviable track record in achieving consents and we work tirelessly for your best possible outcome.

We typically increase the worth of land, buildings and homes by, on average, 45%. In some cases, we have multiplied the value of a property many times. We do this by skilfully identifying planning potential and expertly pursuing and gaining permissions. We can achieve results in just a few weeks – or more usually in four to eight months, and when we spot an opportunity and accept the challenge of getting a consent, we are very rarely disappointed.

We are true enthusiasts of the ‘Dimby’ (Develop In My Back Yarders), can navigate around the concerns of the ‘Nimby’ (Not In My Back Yarders) and have many happy clients who are delighted to share their stories of life-changing planning.

We operate in a variety of ways.

Fee-based services

We provide advice on a site or property’s planning potential and give guidance on what kind of application is most likely to succeed. Consulting you at every step, we can then design, develop and pursue consent for plans which are achievable, profitable and worthwhile. We can take on responsibility for the whole planning process, shielding you from its twists and turns and protecting you from any potential stress – even in the most ambitious cases. We charge fees for these design and planning services.

Joint Ventures

For clients who do not wish to take on any of the financial risks of the planning process, we can lead, manage and finance the entire process from start to finish. We then share in the gains delivered by the consent.

Whatever your property planning ideas or aspirations, talk to us first.

We will bring all of our considerable planning expertise to bear in assessing your potential worth – and we will champion the process for you.

We are Albright Dene. We champion worth.

  • I have worked with Albright Dene on numerous projects over the past 10 years. They usually come to me with quite challenging sites, but they are always very inventive in their approach, and think outside the box when looking for solutions to make them work.

    Their resourceful approach and their great negotiation skills when dealing with planners means that they are successful in achieving planning permission for their sites – even the tricky ones.

    Graeme Towle, Director, TSH Architects

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  • "I owned a site that had a history of failed planning applications. At least four major companies had attempted to secure permission, but failed. Then I asked Albright Dene to help.

    It was absolutely brilliant working with Albright Dene. As it was a tricky plot, many problems arose during the process, but they were able to overcome each and every one, and successfully deliver a positive result.

    Gaining planning for this site converted an unused, derelict paddock into a beautiful setting for two substantial family homes – and that is all thanks to the tenacity and determination of Albright Dene. I cannot recommend their services highly enough."

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    Cliff Puffett

  • "Having met Joe McDermott whilst searching for a building plot in Oxford in January 2009, I was so impressed with the depth of property knowledge he had that I set up a company to work in partnership with him. We are now on our seventh project, all of which have been profitable, with some achieving Annual Rates of Return in excess of 100%. These days Joe has developed his methods and operation even further and the speed and imagination that is employed in gain planning consents time after time is staggering.

    In an environment where the planning process and planning committees are far from an exact science, Joe and Albright Dene find a way of succeeding every time. As Managing Director of I&O Ltd, I intend to continue investing in the talents of Albright Dene for the foreseeable future."

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    Gary Broadfield

  • “I have known and worked with Joe McDermott for the past 10 years on around 15 developments. I am a scaffolding contractor and a property developer and have been in business for over 25 years…”

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    Andy Durkin