Our sole aim is to apply our unique expertise in planning, architecture and development to provide you with the highest quality service, delivering best value at every stage. Our approach to commencing any development project is the same – to understand what you want to achieve then spot the angles to allow you to get it. Combined with our technical skillset allowing us to consider the whole picture in house, that has led to a reputation for achieving significant results, often where others have failed.

Whether it’s planning permission, option agreements, strategic land promotion, enforcement advice or architectural drawings, our Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) qualified and experienced professionals will deliver solutions bespoke for you.

Our team are involved in projects of all scales, from single house extensions to thousands of houses and significant commercial projects. Our track record speaks for itself across all types of development property; ranging from residential and commercial development land and self-build projects to specialist properties such as listed buildings, care homes, education, health care and community buildings.

For all enquiries please call 0333 920 2220.

Our full range of Planning, Architecture and Development services are set out below: 



Richard Garland
Partner, Head of Commercial and Development
0333 920 2220 Ext 2247 / 07738 196051

Our Planning Services

  • Planning Appraisals and Pre-Application Advice
  • Permitted Development Assessment and Prior Notification
  • Planning Applications and Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • Lawful Development Certificates
  • Strategic Planning and Land Promotion

Our Architectural Services

  • Architectural Project Management
  • Residential - One-off houses and small scale residential extensions/alterations
  • Commercial & Retail Projects
  • Community, Recreation & Educational Projects
  • Masterplanning/Feasibility Studies
  • Heritage & Listed Buildings
  • Architectural Visualisation

Our Development Services

  • Development Agency
  • Option Agreements, Planning Promotion Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Development Valuations
  • Feasibility Appraisals and Viability Appraisals
  • Restrictive Covenant,Overage and Title Reviews
  • Mines and Minerals Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution, Expert Witness and Expert Determination

Our Team

With the firm for over 15 years Richard excels in the delivery of value through the planning system. He has considerable national experience of Option Agreements and Planning Promotion Agreements as well as Site Assembly (equalisation) and large planning applications as well as a reputation as a robust and competent negotiator.
Richard Garland

Richard Garland Partner, Head of Development & Commercial

0333 920 2220 Ext 2247 / 07738 196051

Over 25 years’ experience in planning within both the private and public sector Stephanie offers a full range of services from initial feasibility assessments to the preparation of complex planning applications, appeals as well as representations for emerging development plans and participating in local plan examinations.
Stephanie Linnell

Stephanie Linnell Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2261 / 07702 201401

Craig has experience in both the private and public sector and offers a full range of planning and development services specialising in Development Management (formerly Development Control).
Craig Ross

Craig Ross Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2212 / 07808 761908

Naomi services clients across County Durham and Yorkshire, liaising with a range of clients and providing honest Town Planning advice. Naomi also prepares and submits a wide variety of supporting information, including Design & Access Statements, Policy Statements, and Appeal Statements to the Council. Her role also involves undertaking site visits, liaising with the Local Planning Authority and external consultants as necessary, and attending community consultation events as required.
Naomi Teasdale

Naomi Teasdale Senior Planning Consultant

0333 920 2220 Ext 3236 / 07968 059518

Rhys is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer who works within the Development team from our Newcastle office. He is experienced in both the sale and acquisition of development sites between landowners and regional/national developers. Rhys is involved in the provision of professional valuations on development properties for a range of purposes including lending and tax as well as providing development appraisals and financial viability of sites.
Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones Associate

0333 920 2220 Ext 2262 / 07776 683265

Hannah works in the Development team and is based in Newcastle. Her role involves researching planning policies and legislation’s, assisting in the preparation of planning appraisals, submitting applications and monitoring emerging policies.
Hannah Wafer

Hannah Wafer Planning Consultant

0333 920 2220 Ext 2224 / 07808 773162

James has a broad range of experience as a Building Surveyor across the commercial and residential sectors renowned for delivery excellent customer service combined with expert advice. A qualified Fire Risk Assessor James is also a qualified Drone Pilot, approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
James Cullen

James Cullen Partner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2238 / 07776 683279

Peter is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Architect and Conservation Architect with 20 years of experience across a wide range of sectors, including residential, conservation and industrial projects. Educated at Dundee University, Peter subsequently took posts in Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne. Latterly, Peter has become more focused on works to historic buildings, becoming qualified as a RIBA Conservation Architect and working on a range of listed buildings within the region.
Peter Elder

Peter Elder Associate, Head of Architecture

0333 920 2220 Ext 4214 / 07823 402935

Alan is an Architectural Technologist with over 10 years of practical experience working principally in the residential sector covering many large and (award winning) bespoke projects. An advocate of the use of technology in the architectural process, Alan is a specialist in BIM software, 3D visualisation and an energy assessor (OCDEA).
Alan Porter

Alan Porter Senior Architectural Technologist

0333 920 2220 Ext 4205 / 07912 274430

Guy is an Architectural Technologist, specialising in the science of architecture, building design & construction. Based in the Bedale office, Guy works throughout various sectors from residential, agriculture, education, commercial and leisure; assisting clients from initial concept stage, to on site construction through to project completion.
Guy Smith

Guy Smith Architectural Technologist

0333 920 2220 Ext 4213 / 07776 683268

Jane’s main role is to assist the Architectural Team within the Yorkshire office with both their day-to-day duties and strategic planning for the future. This involves the organisation of diaries, files and meetings as well as assistance with technical aspects of jobs including research and production of architectural documents.
Jane Mogridge

Jane Mogridge Team Secretary

0333 920 2220 Ext 4217

Amanda provides administrative and secretarial support to the Development team across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.
Amanda Devereux

Amanda Devereux Team Assistant - Development

0333 920 2220 Ext 2226

Zoe works within the Development team from our Newcastle office providing assistance to the Chartered Surveyors and Planning Consultants on a wide range of projects.
Zoe Davies

Zoe Davies Graduate Planning and Development Surveyor

0333 920 2220 Ext 2282 / 07702 202766

Rachel works within the Development team from our Newcastle office providing assistance to the Planning Consultants on a wide range of projects.
Rachel Coates

Rachel Coates Graduate Planner

0333 920 2220 Ext 2214 / 07823 422262



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George F. White is a multi-discipline team of highly experienced Chartered Surveyors, Farm Business Consultants, Land and Estate Agents, Planning Consultants, Architects, Building and Commercial Surveyors.

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