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“Elie provided us with such a great support during the very difficult and emotional time for us as the planning application took 5 months to approve but he was always there to support and help us when we needed it the most. I would recommend Elie to anyone as he will always do his best! Service with integrity and a very personal approach !”

Nena – Barnet
Planning Application. December 2019.

“I have used 4D planning for 2 planning cases (change of use to D1 and change of shopfront) and both were successful, very professional, friendly and 100% recommend..”

A. Farhani – Westminster
Change of Use. December 2019.

“Not all local authorities cooperate and grant planning permission on the first application, but with the assistance of Elie and Darragh they managed to overturn the refusal and were successful on appeal. You can trust these guys, they do what they say.”

Westcolt Surveyors – Luton
Planning Application. October 2019.

    Barnet – Planning Application. December 2019. “Elie provided us with such a great support during the very difficult and emotional time for us as the planning application took 5 months to approve but he was always there to support and help us when we needed it the most. I would recommend Elie to anyone as he will always do his best! Service with integrity and a very personal approach !”


    Westminster – Change of Use. December 2019. “I have used 4D planning for 2 planning cases (change of use to D1 and change of shopfront) and both were successful, very professional, friendly and 100% recommend..”

    A. Farhani

    Luton – Planning Application. October 2019. “Not all local authorities cooperate and grant planning permission on the first application, but with the assistance of Elie and Darragh they managed to overturn the refusal and were successful on appeal. You can trust these guys, they do what they say.”

    Westcolt Surveyors

    Barnet – Loft Conversion. August 2019. “I used 4D Planning for a planning application of an existing loft conversion. Working with 4D planning was simple and effective. I received clear guidance and Elie (4D Planning) was always available for clarification when I had to decide a course of action.
    4D Planning did everything, drawings and paperwork, and made a successful application on my behalf for a Lawful Development Certificate. So I definitely recommend them.”

    Marco C.

    Dagenham – Building Exension. July 2019. “Elie and Adrian from 4D Planning provided an excellent 5* service. They were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Planning permission for an extension and outbuilding was approved without any problems. I would highly recommend them.”


    Lewisham – Certificate of Lawful Development. May 2019.“Excellent service from 4D planning. Elie held our hands through the process and it was professional all the way. Thanks again Elie and the team.”

    B. Shirazi

    Barnet – Extension to House. March 2019. “We hired 4d planning for a complex large scale project for our 5 bed detached house in Barnet. Throughout the process the team were professional, understanding and honest about what we could achieve from a planning perspective. They also provided many solutions to how we could achieve our desired home. The planning process itself was seamless as the team dealt with the process themselves. We were very happy that in a short space of time we received approval of our extension. Thanks 4D planning for getting us there we couldn’t have done without you! Highly recommend this team!”


    Newham – Double Storey Extension. November 2018. Elie gave me invaluable advice, which in turn saved me a lot of time and money. He has the patience of a saint! I changed my mind numerous times and he adapted the plans straight away (as long as my request was conducive), and his charges are very competitive, he’s also dedicated so you can’t go wrong by selecting his company.”

    Z. Wood

    Lambeth – Feasibility Assessment. May 2018. “Exceptional service, solid knowledge, no nonsense, fast turnaround without cutting corners, they are definitely on top of their game. If you have a complex planning project or planning issues they will do whatever it takes to help you resolve it. How refreshing?! Very impressed by Elie’s approach and knowledge but the entire team is first class.”

    J.F Cardella

    Camden – Rear dormer roof extension to flat in conservation area. July 2017. “Very positive experience, Elie and his team worked through the process with us. I had confidence they understood Camden’s approach and eventually won our appeal for planning permission.”

    D. Gasparow

    Westminster – Internal alterations to listed building, including the removal and the addition of partitions, and refurbishment works​. May 2017 – “I had the pleasure working with Elie on my refurbishment plans for a grade II listed building. The process was easy, efficient and hassle free with 4D Planning. Highly recommended. I am happy to have been granted approval straight away with no need of changes.”

    R. Kamel

    Waltham Forest – Construction of hip to gable side roof extension and two storey side extension to provide 1 x 2 bedroom house with associated cycle and refuse storage. April 2018 – “4D Planning provided a professional, practical and cost effective service which resulted in my application being granted. The multi-disciplinary 4D Planning team is knowledgeable, professional and efficient. They used a good understanding of my goals to draw plans and prepare a statement. 4D Planning sought my approval of the draft application prior to submission to the local authority. The team focussed on my defined goal and worked collaboratively with me throughout the entire process. 4D Planning – with a clear focus on my goal – provided practical and effective advice and guidance on various matters raised by the planners. 4D Planning worked painstakingly to implement what we agreed and responded in a timely manner and without fuss to the planners. Care was taken to keep me updated throughout the process.”


    Waltham Forest – Part single, part two storey rear extension. May 2018“Excellent Service! I came across 4d planning after very pricey quotes from architects. I have to say their service has been absolutely fantastic. I have been very demanding and needed a lot of time with my queries and changing my mind along the way etc. I dealt with Elie who has been nothing but helpful, very patient and I have felt very comfortable with the whole process. I also like the fact they think outside the box and give you really good suggestions for planning and they have good knowledge of the planning regulations. They have also met all their deadlines as agreed. I am really impressed and would stick with this company for all future projects and highly recommend them and would say they are reasonably priced, yet their service is a cut above the rest.”

    P. Frystenska

    Haringey – Removal of existing outbuilding, erection of a single storey rear extension​. May 2017 – “I had a great experience with 4D Planning. They completely understood what we wanted in our design, Elie was really responsive whenever I had queries, they handled the whole planning permission application and we ultimately secured permission for an extension to our house even though we live in a conservation area which is under an Article 4 Direction. Would definitely recommend 4D Planning.”

    A. Adams

    Barnet – Erection of french doors with railings to create juliette balcony. January 2017 – “Elie and team went above and beyond to ensure that my application was thorough and accurately reflected what I wanted to achieve. Their project management and responsiveness was excellent and the team’s personable nature made a difficult situation much easier for me to deal with. I am happy to say the application was approved and I would highly recommend 4D Planning for any of your planning needs.”

    K. Singh

    Camden – Erection of single storey side extension at first floor level with rear balcony, replacement of ground floor rear extension and enlargement of rear ground floor window.  “Our planning application has just been approved with the help of 4D Planning who managed the whole process which included a pre application. Glad we listened to your advice and hired you in the first place. Level headed and professional, Imran did a fantastic job, including translating all our ideas into a realistic package. Thank you 4D!!”

    L. Lees

    Barnet – Change of use from C3 use (residential) to D1 use (Surgery) at ground floor level. 1 no. self-contained flat at first floor level. Single storey rear extension. Associated Cycle and refuse store, 5 no. off-street parking spaces and amenity space. “I would recommend 4D planning highly. It is an honest planning company who take a very personal approach and strive to achieve your goals. They are realistic, reasonable and highly recommended”.

    Dr I. Uka.

    Westminster – 30 photovoltaic panels on roof of Italian embassy. “4D Planning were recommended to us via a mutual contact to assist with preparing a planning application to install 30 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Italian Embassy in London. 4D Planning headed by Elie Osborne offered professional advice and a first class service which resulted in a successful planning application. The Italian Embassy is the first UK embassy to be granted permission to install photovoltaic panels and we are delighted that with 4D Planning’s help we are able to set a precedent in London. We highly recommend 4D Planning and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

    F. Giordani.

    Enfield – Rear dormer and rooflights to front. “4D Planning were excellent in supporting us with our successful planning application. Offered excellent and pragmatic advice throughout the process, advising on what would be approvable and what would not.”

    Gavin Newby.

    Southwark – Construction of a two storey side extension, single storey rear extension, installation of x1 rooflight to front roof slope. We engaged Elie to provide drawings for our 2 story side extension on a 1930s end of terrace in a very small conservation area. From the first phone call, Elie was professional throughout and provided the right level of detail to us to get the project moving. Through various delays (no fault of 4Ds), Elie was extremely patient and professional. I would highly recommend using 4D for any sort of planning applications that carry uncertainty or some level of risk, as Elie was able to formulate the right strategy for us and execute this – above and beyond just delivering good quality drawings and service.”

    O. Dapul

    Kensington and Chelsea – Change of use of rear parts of beauty salon (sui generis) to residential (Class C3) to form extension to
    existing studio flat.  
     “4D Planning is a first class company. I came across them by chance and I certainly was extremely pleased I had. Planning for the uninitiated is a minefield. In this case every possible problem was looked at in depth and sorted. Imran who I was working with was courteous helpful and never made me feel that I was being too demanding! The whole company was a pleasure to be working with. The result was speedy and I got the planning result I was aiming for. I was very happy, thank you Imran and Elie.”

    Belinda Coote.

    Camden – Replacement Outbuilding in Rear Garden. “I used 4D Planning’s services on behalf of a Charity of which I am a Trustee. We were extremely pleased with the professional and efficient way they handled both the design and planning elements of our building project. We will definitely use them again in the future.”

    M. Wallbank

    Enfield – Conversion of former post office into multiple residential units. “Having used this firm in the past I can testify to the professionalism and dedication given to clients. There is clearly a breadth of knowledge and expertise second to none and this coupled with reasonable up -front fees makes 4D Planning the only address to go to.”

    N. Sebbag.

    Barnet – Part single, part two storey side/rear extension and alterations to rear garden. “Elie at 4D planning advised that it would be safer to apply for our rear and side extensions in two stages. He was right; both were approved first time. He also intervened on our behalf very effectively when the council dragged their heels over giving us a fast-track decision. We were impressed by his ability to deal with the council and are delighted with the outcome of our applications.”

    C. Walton.

    Southwark – Construction of a ground floor single-storey ‘side and rear return’ extension incorporating a lantern skylight.  “4D Planning came highly recommended to us by a trusted associate and we were so impressed with them that we became repeat customers. They listened diligently to our issues, fully addressed them in a very thoughtful and intelligent way, worked extremely quickly, which was critically important to us given tight deadlines whilst always maintaining the utmost attention to detail, and exhibited a very approachable, personal touch throughout. Ionic Concepts plan on continuing to use 4D Planning’s exceptional services on future projects.”

    Ionic Concepts.

    Enfield – Conversion part of ground floor and first floor from offices (B1) to a gymnasium/ personal training centre (D2) with ancillary offices and alterations to fenestration at front.  “I have found 4D Planning to be very reliable. They have helped me every step of the way to obtain planning permission. I needed the commercial property changed from a B1 to a D2. There were obstacles in this process but 4D Planning overcame them for me. They took all the stress out of the process and dealt with the council on my behalf, and I therefore highly recommend them.”

    J. Georgiou.

    Camden – Erection of roof terrace in rear roof slope, side dormer to top floor flat. “Elie Osborne of 4D planning consultants has helped us successfully gain planning permission in a conservation area in Camden twice now. He provides practical and realistic advice which, in our experience, gets results. Recommended.”

    Nikolaos. Hampstead.

    Camden – Popup Lounge, Floor planning for a Premise Licence Application. “It has been great to have worked with 4D Planning Consultants, in particular the premium service afforded to us by Eli Osborne. They showed care and attention to detail for our needs, as the customer, and provided a quick, professional and efficient service, that was individually tailored to our specific needs. We will not hesitate recommending them, and will be using them again for all of our future projects.”

    E. Natali Popup Lounge.

    Westminster – Single storey rear extension at lower ground floor level with Juliette balcony at ground floor level and excavation to garden. “We found the services of 4D Planning to be of good value, friendly and efficient. 4D Planning helped us obtain planning permission for a single storey rear extension, Juliet balcony and excavation of the garden to our mid terraced flat. We also consulted with 4D Planning on other projects and found their advice to be precise and useful. We would recommend their services to our friends and colleagues and we hope to use them again in the future.”

    D. Atkins.

    Barnet – Prior approval and planning permission for 6m single storey wrap around rear extension. “Very professional service. After getting a planning rejection we appointed 4D planning to consult us on the matter. We received a very good, professional but yet kind, service. After deciding on the best way how to receive maximum planning allowance we went ahead with the plans which were eventually granted. Would highly recommend to everyone who want to submit a planning application, to consult with 4D Planning prior to submitting their application. It will save a lot of hassle.”

    Mendy Rosenberg.

    Kingston – Erection of two storey rear extension and excavation works to create a basement with three lightwells. “Excellent service, completely professional, hassle-free. 4D Planning produced excellent plans, then chased up the construction reports I needed and obtained a large discount on my behalf. Got my planning permission last week at first attempt!”

    A. Sharma.

    Hammersmith & Fulham -Use of part of the ground floor as an office ancillary to the garage repair business; alterations to the front elevation including new glass frontage and louvres.  “We used 4D planning for our refurbishment project because we could not fully understand the complexities of planning. 4D planning guided us though the process and made it very simple. We were kept fully up to date with the application process from the start through to our successful completion.”

    Putney Bridge Taxis.

    Camden – New Medical Centre, Advertisement Consent, Installation of Air Conditioning Unit. “We have been delighted to have had the opportunity to work with 4D Planning Consultants, and especially to employ the planning consultancy services of Eli Osborne. They proved to be a crucial help in assisting us with the necessary planning applications and work schedules required for the opening of our premises. They showed care for us as a customer, and provided a speedy, professional service tailored specifically to our needs. We will not hesitate in recommending them, and will keep them on the top of our list for all our future projects.”

    A. Luchian, CA Medical.

    Camden – Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission for first floor rear extension with roof terrace and rooflights. “Elie and 4D Planning were a fantastic support throughout the entire planning permission process with fast accurate responses at all times of the day. This allowed us to hit our timeline and please our investors. We have already planned to use 4D Planning again for our next project starting in a couple of months time.”

    T. Horwill.

    Camden – Retrospective permission for erection of wooden fence above rear and side boundary walls. I am very happy to recommend Eli and 4D Planning Consultants. They assisted us with retrospective planning approval for a boundary fence. They were very prompt and informative and efficiently achieved a successful outcome with a minimum of fuss.”

    J. Elphik.

    Sutton – Retention of a single storey rear extension, single storey side extension and alterations to two storey flat roof.  “4D Planning took responsibility for obtaining planning permission on extension works to my property, which had previously failed to qualify for a lawful development certificate under permitted development rights. As well as effectively dealing with the Council’s planning officer, 4D Planning exceeded expectations by liaising with parties in the sale of my house, proving comfort on the prospects of obtaining planning approval. 4D Planning were mindful of the time pressures I was under due to the imminent sale of our property and executed the site survey and planning application accordingly. I was very happy with the service I received and highly recommend 4D Planning for those seeking assistance with planning related issues.”

    Kiran Patel.

    Hackney – Erection of a single storey rear extension at ground floor level.  “4D Planning provided with a transparent, responsive and cost effective service and have gone out of their way to address each of my requests. They have reliably responded promptly to every email and have made sure that I am clear on what is happening at each stage of the full planning application process. The project was in a conservation area and getting it approved first time round was all the more impressive. I would have no hesitation in using their services again and I give them my full recommendation.”

    P. Slotwinski.

    Lambeth – Architectural drawings for planning and building control.  “I had an urgent case which had to be completed in a matter of weeks. I contacted 4D on a Wednesday, they attended on the following Friday, they liaised with Lambeth Council for me, they worked over the weekend and supplied me with drawings and plans in less than a week from first making contact. I found them knowledgeable, professional and they provided me with an outstanding service. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”

    B. Mainwaring.

    Barnet – Single storey side extension, front extension, internal alterations. “Massive thank you to Eli and the team 4D Planning for designing our home and helping us realise our dream!”

    D. Minsky.

    Kensington and Chelsea – Change of use of A1 basement to D1 medical centre.  “Dear Elie, Omniya would like to thank you, individually, and 4D Planning Consultants for carrying out such a fantastic job for us. You turned an unknown procedure into a painless and seamless application. We had spent a significant amount of time researching which consultant to go with, and were delighted with our choice – you were more reasonably priced and more efficient than any of the competitors with whom we spoke. Once again, thank you for your assistance.”

    D. Kader.

    Westminster – Lawful development application for conversion of two flats into one dwelling. “4D was incredibly helpful throughout. It provided a responsive and efficient service, tailored to ensure we obtained the best result with our application. We are very pleased with their work and would certainly recommend 4D Planning.”

    S. Davis.

    Newham – Retention of existing rear extension and outbuilding.  “If you are looking for value, delivery and professionalism look no further than 4D Planning. The team and Elie Osborne have been fantastic throughout the entire planning process and have answered my queries without fuss and treated the submission as if it was for their own estate. Prior to contacting 4D Planning my application for planning permission (retrospective) did not look as though it would be accepted by the local council but with the excellent hard work, 4D managed to get us the planning permission for all the works we applied for, a truly remarkable result. 100% recommend 4D and I would look no further.”

    N. Kalsey.

    RBKC – Construction of enclosure and glass structure at rear first floor level.  “We needed planning to build a rear conservatory and checked few companies on the internet including 4d planning. Eli proved to be the most professional and we decided to commission the job to him. It was the right choice as we were granted planning permission after going through a very smooth process led by the 4dplanning team. We highly recommend 4d planning.”

    P. Testa.

    RBKC – Change of Use from HMO to five studio flats, including creation of roof extension to provide additional floor.  “I engaged 4D planning to assist with a feasibility study and change of use application. Overall the work that they undertook was to a very high standard and competitively priced. Elie, who was my main point of contact, helped to explain the application process to me and managed my expectations in terms of timeframe and likelihood of success. The feasibility study was very informative and provided me with an impartial and concise overview of the options available in respect of the building in question. Following this study we proceeded with a full application to the Council. Draft building plans were provided following a site visit by the building surveyor Beni. The plans were produced very swiftly, and after a few small alterations they were finalised and the full application to the Council submitted via the Planning Portal. I was very impressed with how quickly the planning application progressed, and I was regularly provided with updates on the status of the application. The planning application was eventually accepted by the Council, and I have no doubt that this was largely a result of the excellent job undertaken by 4D Planning in overseeing the process from start to finish. I would definitely use this company again should I require any planning assistance in the future. Thank you!”

    N. Copeland.

    Barnet – Listed Building Consent and Trust consent for alterations to the house.   “4D Planning got us the LBC, planning permission and Trust approval for all the changes we wanted to make to our house. They were quick, professional, responsive and gave good advice as to how to approach the application. I would not hesitate to use them again and would highly recommend them.”

    M. Salussolia.

    Westminster – Listed building consent for retention of railings and balcony on first floor flat.  “I luckily found 4D Planning by chance on the internet and decided to employ them to secure retrospective approval for some railings outside our flat. I was absolutely delighted with their thoroughness and professionalism. I was particularly struck by the manner in which they handled any approaches to council officials, which I found reassuring. Based on my experience I would certainly recommend this firm.”

    M. Shankleman.

    Three Rivers – Garage conversion, side and rear extension.   I highly recommend 4D Planning Consultants. If you are worried about having to get planning permission and all that comes with it. My parents are elderly and disabled and they live in the UK, but I live in the USA. Therefore, when my mother became wheelchair bound, I had zero contacts in the UK to help her with her needs. I felt I was taking a risk in finding a company on the internet, but was extremely fortunate to come across 4D Planning Consultants. They were patient and polite and took control of the situation to achieve the best results for us. They managed all the drawings, the application and they kept us informed throughout the process. I had no idea what steps I had to take, but 4D Planning let me know that they could do everything I needed for a very reasonable price. I worked with them from the US and was amazed at how efficient they were, to obtain the permission that I needed for the build. This included writing an extra letter to the council when a neighbour objected. This is the company to use with any kind of extension, loft or garage conversion and they are worth every penny. It was a relief and made the process much much easier using 4D Planning Consultants.”

    Gina Gomez.

    Brent – Single storey rear extension, hip-to-gable roof extension, rear dormer window and two front rooflights.   “We found 4D via google, their web page information was well directed and concise. Upon contact their response was prompt, informative, and reassuring. Overall the service was fast, efficient and hassle free from the moment they responded to our request, to the surveying of our property through to the planning permission application, we were always informed of what stages we were at and most importantly our questions were welcomed and responded to professionally and timely. We feel the service we received was worth every penny and very competitively priced. I therefore whole heartedly recommend Elie and his team at 4D for their architectural drawings and knowledge in the planning system.”

    Ivan Krylov.

    Hackney – Change of use of vehicle garage to A3 restaurant.  “4D planning has been a great support throughout the planning process on vast subject area. Their communication skills between all parties involved was irreproachable and made a great deal difference in the decision process. 4D planning helps you concentrate on other aspects of your business in complete confidence.”

    Jeremie Cometto.

    Bury – Double storey side extension and single storey rear extension.  “4D planning provided an excellent service. They were incredibly helpful, flexible and ensured the planning process was hassle free and quick. An absolute delight to deal with and I would use their services again without a doubt.”

    John Latham

    Southwark – Discharge of Condition to use property as 5 flats with associated parking.  “Hi Elie, Many thanks for your input/assistance with preparing/submitting and obtaining Council approval, for our flats at 37 Addington Square SE5 7LB. I will utitise your services again, for similar matters and recommend your services to prospective clients.”

    Laurance Kalnin

    Camden – Side dormer window to top floor flat.   “4D planning consultants provided us with practical advice, and an efficient and professional service that resulted in us gaining planning permission following a successful appeal against the council’s original decision. Recommended.”

    Maria Banks

    Kensington and Chelsea – Lawful Development application for excavation of a basement.   Dear Mr. Osborne , I would like to thank you very much for assisting my planning application. Although it was a straight forward process, I appreciated it very much the fact that you were always available to answer my questions promptly (and free of charge!) and your professionalism.”

    C. Celanzi

    Hertsmere – Conversion of barn house to self contained dwelling in green belt.  “I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Elie as a great property consultant. I had a difficult planning permission issue for which even the council told me I would get a negative outcome and Elie put together such a convincing case that I ended up with a positive outcome. He responds quickly, (even during evenings and weekends), always has a reassuring tone/statement to make and was always patient despite the fact that I am sure I harassed him far too much with nonsense throughout the project. Really goes the extra mile and every penny well spent! Thank you!”

    Una Murga

    Manchester City – Listed Building Consent and change of use to restuarant.   “In 2014 Violet Hospitality required assistance with a Planning and Change of Use application for a new restaurant location in Manchester city centre. We chose 4D Planning due to their knowledge of the region, local authority and guarantee to complete the application inline with our timescales. 4D Planning exceeded our expectations, working long hours to ensure the application was fully comprehensive, whilst answering any queries and solving any problems we encountered along the way. It was fantastic to work alongside such a professional and dedicated team and we would do so again…”

    Tim Coulston, Managing Director at Violet Hospitality

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