Town Planning and Property Development Consultancy

A specialist town planning consultancy providing expert advice to domestic and commercial property owners, small developers, and architects. Based in Surrey and undertaking work in the surrounding counties of Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Greater London.




Charlotte McSharry BA MA MRTPI founded Pro Planning in 2016 and is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, with over 10 years’ experience of working in both the public and private sectors. An exemplary record of getting difficult planning applications and appeals permitted in Surrey and the surrounding counties.

Her first degree was undertaken at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a Master’s degree at London Southbank University where she won the Royal Town Planning Institute Postgraduate Award. Latterly working for 4 years as a Senior Planner in Guildford Borough Council’s Planning Department, Charlotte has a unique insight into approving hundreds of applications.


Have you considered the potential of your property? Whether it’s just a small extension, a new garage, a replacement house or the total redevelopment of your site for multiple homes.

Pro Planning is able to provide prospective and existing homeowners with an assessment of the development potential of their property. Without the need to have plans drawn up, we can tell you what’s possible in planning terms.

A planning assessment includes a review of the site context and local area, planning history, relevant local and national planning policy implications, principle of development, material considerations, site-specific constraints, and a realistic strategy for gaining planning permission.

Pro Planning has worked with many homeowners and their architects to find effective ways of realising the full potential of a site.

Are you interested in knowing the potential of your property?


The planning world can be complex and confusing. Each site will have unique opportunities and constraints. Pro Planning is skilled at assessing sites and ensuring success at planning stage.

Whether you are a homeowner, an architect, small construction business or a developer, Pro Planning is able to help with a full range of planning application types.

Pro Planning prepares concise planning statements – including design and access statements – to accompany applications for planning permission. These statements provide a framework for explaining how the proposed development is a suitable response to the site and its setting. All accompanying statements prepared by Pro Planning aid decision-making by enabling local planning authorities and third parties to better understand the analysis underpinning the design of a development proposal.

Pro Planning has strong links across the industry with architects, ecologists, landscape designers, arboriculturalists, and heritage consultants. Pro Planning can help you pull together a cohesive team or work effectively with your preferred consultants.

Confused by the planning process?


Have you had a planning application refused and want to know whether the wrong decision was made? Pro Planning provides a consultancy service to review your refused application and determine the likelihood of success at appeal, or whether an alternative scheme would be more appropriate.

Pro Planning has experience and a comprehensive understanding of planning appeal strategies, the process and preparation of homeowner appeals, written representations and appeal hearings. If an appeal is considered the best way forward, we will keep you informed at each stage of the process, along with possible timescales.

With extensive experience working in the public and private sectors, Pro Planning has an enviable record of planning appeals allowed by the Planning Inspectorate since 2010.

Have you had planning permission refused?

Charlotte is an exceptionally good planning consultant and we value the contribution she made to our business in securing approval for our oak-framed buildings. She is knowledgeable, efficient and most importantly will go the extra mile when it comes to addressing and overcoming the often complex planning issues that arise.

Catherine Casey

Director, Rookery Barns Ltd

Charlotte was recommended to me by a family member who had used her and I cannot recommend her highly enough.  I was told repeatedly that I would never get permission for a small terrace but Charlotte got my permission at the first time of trying. If you want a painless planning experience, use ProPlanning.

Mair Hillier

Islington, London

Charlotte advised us on the conversion of a former pub into a new home. She was proactive and pragmatic and obtained an excellent result on time for what could have been a contentious application.We would not have achieved such a rapid and successful result without Charlotte’s professionalism.

Tony and Jo Williams

Droxford, Hampshire

Charlotte at ProPlanning advised us on our barn conversion, located in the Surrey Green Belt. Her knowledge and experience resulted in clear and practical advice. In addition, she was a joy to work with. Our project has been a success and I would recommend her without hesitation.

Zach and Flora Pilalis

Godalming, Surrey

Charlotte has a wealth of knowledge, with experience both as a consultant and council planning officer. She is very professional in the way she conducts herself and does what she says she will do, when she says she will do it. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs advice for a planning application.

Alison Bouckley

Guildford, Surrey


Pro Planning
07733 275 039

Pro Planning
07733 275 039