"I thought the process of trying to build a tennis court would be difficult, especially for us as we live in a Grade II listed house which is also within a conservation area. Mark couldn't have been more helpful - from measuring up, submitting the plans and then dealing with a planning department. I can thoroughly recommend him"
Pippa Maddock, Singleborough, near Milton Keynes
“Amazing service from start to finish. It was hassle free, highly efficient and, all in all, a hugely successful experience. Can’t recommend Mark more highly.”
Emmie Hope, Bourton, Gloucestershire
“As a committee member and Head Coach at Haslingfield LTC, I was delighted with the work that Mark Jarman did in relation to the Club's successful planning application for the installation of floodlighting and construction of an extra court. I highly recommend any tennis club to contact Mark if they have a project which requires professional planning input.”
Paul Bonnington, Haslingfeld Lawn Tennis Club, Cambridgeshire
“We'd been putting off the process of applying for planning permission for fear of a rejection, but once we found Planning for Tennis we realised that we were in safe hands. We received consent at the first time of asking in an AONB and within the green belt. This was not just good fortune, it was good planning!”
The Creighton Family, near Amersham
“Mark Jarman brought specialist expertise to each stage of the planning process. In our case it was invaluable having his planning policy justification for obtaining an approval at Committee. Suffice to say our agreed tactics worked and we got a consent in a 13-1 vote. A very happy client drove away from the Planning Committee meeting!”
Edmund Thornhill, Diddington
Marlborough Tennis Club used Planning for Tennis to facilitate the submission of our planning application for the development of 6 new courts with associated floodlights and a clubhouse on a greenfield site in an AONB. Mark worked closely with the tennis club, the planners at Wiltshire Council and a number of other professionals appointed by the Club to put together a successful planning application that resulted in the development receiving planning consent at the first attempt.”
Gareth Clarke, Marlborough Tennis Club
"Using Mark removed all the hassle out of this sometimes stressful process. We felt confident that with his experience and knowledge, our local council would be unlikely to refuse permission, and we are delighted to say that that was indeed the case. The court is now built and we hope to enjoy many years of play on it."
Alice Crichard, Ledbury, Herefordshire
"I had heard that it is very difficult to get permission for a tennis court beyond the garden within a paddock area that requires a change of land use. I met Mark on site and was impressed by his knowledge and professionalism. He gave great advice about the design and planning justification and submitted a successful application within a couple of weeks of the site visit."
Simon Waterfield, near King's Lynn
“We had two potential hurdles to overcome: firstly, we are in an AONB and secondly, we required approval for a change of use. All in all it was a very good investment to employ Mark. Add to this he is a very pleasant person to deal with so the whole experience was enjoyable particularly of course as we got the result we wanted!”
Andrew Boys, Alvediston, Wiltshire
“Mark was recommended to us by a friend locally. He did one site visit and assessed the situation thoroughly and in a pragmatic way. He put in the application shortly thereafter and it was successful straight away. You can’t say fairer than that! I would recommend him to friends of mine who require planning permission for a swimming pool or tennis court."
Harriet Cleverly, Steventon, Hampshire
“We sought assistance with the planning application process for our tennis court as we knew there would be some planning concerns given the Grade II listing of our farm house. Despite some initial resistance from the planners, the outcome was successful. Our family now enjoys the opportunity of a superb tennis court in a setting that is second to none! Thank you Planning for Tennis!"
Meg and Will Edmonds, near Worcester