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Chartered Architect

& General Practice Surveyor



John Groom Chartered Architect, Emsworth Hampshire

  • Planning advice: Planning law can be a very complex area, with a great deal of primary legislation, government circulars, planning guidance notes, local authority local plans (now LDF’s) case law and so on. John Groom has over thirty years experience in this area, and can advise on many different aspects of property planning.

  • Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas: There is extra and sometimes onerous legislation concerning historic buildings, and great care needs to taken in extending or altering them. Negotiations and design can be undertaken to achieve a balance between client’s needs and compliance with legislation.

  • Property development: Advice can be given on the planning potential of many types of site including gardens, barns, outbuildings, the countryside and so on. John Groom has been involved in property development as a business and has a long and successful track record in obtaining planning permissions.

  • Planning appeals: If an application is refused a planning appeal can be made to the Planning Inspectorate. John Groom has long experience in this area, and was a Consultant Planning Inspector (part time) for a period. This service can be undertaken even if this practice did not make the original application.

  •  Preparation of planning application documents: John Groom can produce design and access  statements, flood risk assessments, and has recently commissioned reports on trees, biodiversity and intertidal surveys, and an archaeological heritage  report.

  • General land law: John Groom has recent experience of the Party Wall Act, adverse possession, daylight/sunlight matters, and the Access to Neighbouring Land Act.

  • Other consultants: A database has been put together of consultants that have been used in recent years (mostly Chartered), These include structural and civil engineers, a land surveyor, an arborist, quantity surveyor, traffic and transportation consultant, archaeologist, and right of light/sunlight consultant.


Residentisl development Emsworth foreshore

John Groom, Chartered Architect,
may be contacted at:

32A High Street, Emsworth,
Hampshire PO10 7AW

Location Map

T. 01243 430617
M. 07780 997563

Normal Office Hours
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday mornings by prior appointment.

at other times please telephone:
M. 07780 997563



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