Carter-Smith Planning Consultants

Independent Town Planning Consultancy Offering a Professional Knowledgeable Service to Meet Our Clients Needs

About Us


Helping You Through the Planning Process

Carter-Smith Planning Consultants

Carter-Smith Planning Consultants are an experienced Chartered Town Planning consultancy. The business offers bespoke and results focused services to landowners, developers, charitable organisations, government bodies, local authorities, parish councils, businesses, farms and private individuals. 

Established by Tony Carter, the company brings rich and comprehensive expertise and knowledge in the complex worlds of planning and property. The company has all the skills to achieve success and secure the best results for its clients. Tony Carter spent over 15 years in the public sector, much of it in high profile roles managing major housing, commercial and regeneration planning applications and providing the lead role on major and complex developments. 

We are locally based in Northumberland and work in the county, across the North East and throughout the United Kingdom. We also support public and community bodies with a wide range of services. Covering residential, commercial, retail, heritage and agricultural developments. We specialise in:

  • Householder Planning Applications (extensions etc)
  • New Build Planning Applications (domestic and commercial)
  • Planning Appeals
  • Brown Field Development/Re-development
  • Changes of Use
  • Lawful Development Certificates
  • Barn Conversions


Personal Service

When you contact us you know that we will support you all the way through the planning application process, from our initial consultation, through to obtaining a decision from the local council. We will be on hand to answer any queries you have about your project. We are simply a phone call, email or a visit away.   


A History of Satisfaction

Our Chartered Town Planner has over 18 years experience in both Local Planning Authority and Private Sector planning. We have secured planning permissions for housing developments, single houses, householder extensions, changes of use, lawful development certificates, barn conversions and new business premises for a number of clients.


Come in! we're here to help

Remember, your first consultation is FREE OF CHARGE! We have a lovely dedicated meeting room where we can discuss your plans, in confidence and privacy. You'll also receive complementary tea, coffee, water & biscuits!