planning | design | development 
Chartered Town Planning Consultancy 

Plans are nothing; planning is everything. Dwight D. Eisenhower 

  Meet David & Nicola Glasson 

Back in 2007 we set up our own town planning and development practice in Bristol. We advise a variety of private, corporate and landowning clients on a wide range of rural and urban development projects throughout England and Wales. In consequence we have fostered connections with many local authorities in and around Bristol, South Wales and South West  
David is a Chartered Town Planner and Fellow of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants with over 30 years experience of town and country planning and local government in the public and private sector at all levels of the system.  
David has been a member of the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) since 1989 (RTPI registered consultants are all subject to the RTPI’s professional code of conduct). He has held senior planning positions in local/central government, private planning consultancy and as senior planning advisor to the National Farmers' Union at their London HQ was responsible for high-level negotiations with the Government. A one time member of the London Food Board David helped the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone develop and launch a food strategy for the capital in 2005 to ensure all Londoners have easy access to healthy and affordable food. 
David has extensive knowledge of bringing forward projects in the countryside and handled the planning application for an innovative “on farm” classroom project in Somerset giving children a “field to fork” experience of farming, cooking and healthy eating the practice was nominated a finalist in the 2018 RTPI Awards for Excellence which are the longest running and most high-profile awards in the industry. 
In 2024 we relocated the practice to St Ives in Cornwall where we continue to provide planning consultancy.  
Many firms provide planning advice, but you can be confident that members of the RTPI have met the highest standards set by the planning profession, have appropriate insurance and are governed by a strict Code of Professional Conduct. 

  Wide Range of Clients 

Our clients include property developers, farmers, country estates and other landowners as well as community groups and private individuals. 

  Our expertise lies in the rural planning sphere where we have experience of farming, equestrianism, glamping, rural building conversions, diversification and rural enterprise dwellings. We are passionate about renewables, energy efficiency, carbon footprint reduction and building more sustainably including passivhaus.   




Over the years we have forged strong relationships with a wide network of specialists including architects, architectural technologists, landscape architects, agricultural/equine consultants, heritage advisers, flood risk analysts, arboriculturists, highway consultants and ecologists. We also have links to planning lawyers and can directly instruct Barristers and King's Counsel. 
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