Property Planning Professionals

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

For Vendors


You’ve started to think about selling your property.  Local estate agents have provided a valuation and you’ve worked out what you can afford to buy or do next. Now imagine being told that it’s possible to substantially increase the sales value of your home by gaining a planning consent for it.

Albright Dene are specialists at appraising properties and land, spotting unique ways in which the value can be maximised through the addition of a planning consent. We’ve obtained consents for properties when past applications have been refused and appeals have been declined. We have an enviable track record at achieving this because we’re experts at identifying, and more importantly delivering, proposals which work.

We can work in a variety of ways.

We can simply provide our advice and services for a fee.  Or, for clients who do not wish to take on any of the financial risks, stress and time frustrations of the planning process, we can lead and finance the entire process from start to finish. We then share in the gains delivered by the consent.

When we agree these joint ventures, our interests are fully aligned, ensuring that we are both working towards the common goal of adding as much value as possible to your property or land. In all of the time that we have been doing joint ventures to date, we have achieved 100% consent success.

We enjoy this outstanding record because we know exactly what works, and we’re experts at managing planning applications through the minefield that is the Local Authority planning system.

If we accept and champion your project in this way, you can be confident of receiving our very best efforts to increase your worth.

Get in touch now to book a free planning appraisal of your property or land.

  • 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