Thorpefield Town Planning has the experience to solve your problem.

David Anson

About me

I have been involved in Town Planning since October 1969 when I first worked for Leicester City Council.

In September 1973 I moved to Sheffield and left at the end of 2007.


My Experience

In a long career I have worked in all aspects of the job but mainly in processing planning applications eventually becoming the Fast-Track Team Manager, the part of the service which works to the strict 8 week deadlines.


My Commitment

You can trust that your business and personal matters will be handled with professionalism and integrity.


Testimonial from an Architectural Designers Business

We have for several years now regarded David Anson of Thorpefield Town Planning, our “go-to” expert of choice on those occasions when we need to obtain more specialist advice than we are able to provide in-house to our Clients, in regard to the appropriate interpretation & application of the Town and Country Planning Act on difficult sites.

David has a wealth of relevant experience and has always been pleased to provide advice and provide support on our Clients’ projects, using his customary open and friendly style.  We would happily recommend his services with confidence.

Rhys Taylor

Director, Taylor Tuxford Associates

Consulting Building Engineers and Architectural Designers

Testimonial from a Community Group.

David Anson played a key part in the successful campaign by Friends of Wincobank Hill to save the historic Roman Ridge from the bulldozer.  His calm advice and explanation of the planning system and interpretation of the complex documents submitted by the developers during both the initial planning stage and the later appeal, gave the group the confidence to fight the application leading to its unanimous rejection by the councillors and then to challenge the appeal submitted to HM Inspectorate.  We really appreciate the time and support given freely by David to this small community group that resulted in a positive outcome for the groups, for local residents and for Sheffield's heritage".   Penny Rea, Vice-Chair, Friends of Wincobank Hill.

Testimonial from a single household

David assisted me with a recent planning issue in regards to a neighbour’s unique housing development on the site  of old warehousing units and a picturesque mill pond.

His experience, knowledge and personal contacts within the Sheffield City Council planning department meant that I could resolve my concerns in a simple, practical and cost effective manner.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David’s services.


Neil Roberts


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