Grace Machin Property & Planning

Straight-talking experts in planning permission and tackling planning appeals in Leicestershire

Nick Grace and George Machin are Chartered Town Planning Consultants with a combined 40-plus years of planning experience, operating in Leicestershire and across the East Midlands.

Grace Machin are experts on delivering planning consent quickly and efficiently on all types of projects – single one off homes, new housing developments, agricultural conversions, and equestrian, leisure and tourism facilities.

We provide support throughout the process from initial application appraisal to any subsequent appeals to secure permission. Our local knowledge and relationships with Leicestershire’s local authorities has been key to understanding the value of our client’s land, before tackling unique planning challenges and securing planning consent for projects in Market Harborough, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Quorn, Oadby and elsewhere in the County.

GraceMachin have recently supported Leicestershire landowners in capitalising on the sudden growth of the UK domestic holiday market as a result of COVID19. Nick and George have worked in partnership with both client and District Councils to ensure new, rural-based enterprises have a long lasting, viable future in the region.

If you have a potential project contributing to Leicestershire’s rural economy, or a private project of any size and need advice and support to secure planning consent, please contact us.

Nick Grace

BA(Hons) Dip TP • MRTPI • Partner

George Machin

MTCP • MRTPI • Partner


Secure planning permission for new farm buildings and conversions

We work with clients in Leicestershire to secure permission for a broad range of agricultural projects, including the development of new farm buildings, grain stores, general purpose buildings, storage barns and poultry sheds. Grace Machin are also expert advisors to landowners seeking to convert redundant farm buildings for alternative uses. We have significant experience of dealing with Class Q prior approvals and Class R prior approvals to alternative commercial uses.

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Planning permission and appeals for Equestrian-related projects

We have a high success rate in winning planning consent for a broad spectrum of Equestrian related projects including stable blocks, hay barns, menages, groom's accommodation and conversion of redundant buildings.

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Recent planning permission wins with GraceMachin

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Planning Policy both nationally and locally is constantly evolving and knowing what is happening in the local market is vital to securing planning success. Policies between neighbouring authorities can differ, our experience in Leicestershire has enabled clients to realise the maximum value of their land for all types of projects, including residential, agricultural, commercial, care home and leisure and tourism.

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