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Welcome to Eldnar Ltd 

Eldnar Consultancy (Eldnar Ltd) was established in 2019.  We do not pretend to be a massive company, nor do we intend to be the biggest – just one of the very best out there.

Our aim is very simple – we work with a select number of clients at a time on a variety of projects in order to achieve their objectives in the most cost-effective, and timely, manner possible.

Why us?

  • An ability to competently handle projects requiring a wide range of expertise seamlessly all from one office;
  • Advice that maximises opportunities in line with our client objectives;
  • Well-connected to a network of professionals from ecologists to structural surveyors and architects to solicitors;
  • Clear pricing structure and paid upgrade service for urgent projects;
  • Above all.  Honest advice.  We don’t create jobs to charge fees.

You’ve read this far because you want to know about us, and likely whether we can work with or for you.  Why not give us a call, or email us, and let us know exactly what it is you need assistance with – if we can’t help you, we will say.

You will not find a more effective, honest and tenacious, company to have on your side and we look forward to working with you! Read more about us




The starting point for determination of any proposal is the Local Plan of the Local Planning Authority in question taking into account all other material considerations such as the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).  Local Plans are regularly reviewed and certain circumstances, such as a lack of housing supply, can trigger mechanisms in the Framework which can impact on the determination of an application.  Combine this with planning policy guidance, case law, appeal decisions, neighbourhood plans and permitted development rights there is a lot to consider when preparing and submitting applications at the right time. The planning system is constantly evolving.

When we say we deal with everything from permitted development to full applications and everything in between – it is true! Our varying roles have seen us involved in the more “standard” planning work right through to the more rare and contentious applications such as crematorium facilities and drive thru’ coffee facilities to an abattoir and petrol forecourt lighting.

We have a very wide range of rural and urban planning experience including:


  • Initial site reviews
  • Options appraisals
  • Pre-purchase advice
  • Pre-application advice
  • Policy reviews
  • Local plan consultations
  • Review of previously refused applications


  • Planning appeal advice
  • Option/promotion agreements and monitoring
  • Householder applications
  • Greenbelt and Conservation Area applications
  • Planning condition variations
  • Certificates of lawfulness
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Change of Use applications
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Barn conversions
  • Rural Worker’s dwellings
  • Rural diversification projects
  • Equestrian development
  • Planning committee representation
  • Objections to applications
  • Enforcement matters


  • Planning appeal advice
  • Option/promotion agreements and monitoring
  • Householder applications
  • Consents for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
  • Planning condition variations
  • Certificates of lawfulness
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Change of Use applications
  • Commercial applications
  • Planning committee representation
  • Objections to applications
  • Enforcement matters



I have an extensive amount of experience within the planning appeal process from identifying the main issues and writing statements of case to attending site visits and hearings. This includes appeal work outside of my local area.

In any one year the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) receives in excess of 22,000 appeals. Of those around 19,000 are dealt with via written representations.  The remainder are dealt with via other appeal routes such as hearings or public enquiry. It is not a route which should be taken lightly given it can often take several months and, in some appeals, the evidence and reports required to put the best case forward can be relatively costly.

Many people are not aware of the fact that statistics from PINS, over the last four years, show that of the planning appeals submitted those which are allowed only total around 30%.  Your chances at appeal are, therefore, only likely if you can present a robustly prepared and well evidenced case to put before your Inspector.  The role of an Inspector is to review the evidence and case before them and reach a conclusion based on that, and that only.  They have no requirement to determine outside of what is submitted by the parties involved.  This means putting everything in front of an Inspector, which you wish to base your argument upon, is crucial. It is not a case of hoping someone may take a differing view to a Council.

If your application has been refused, I regularly review applications, ascertain the main issues and advise if an appeal has any realistic prospect of resulting in an approval.



As an RICS Registered Valuer, since 2014, Eleni has a wide range of both formal and informal valuation experience. Formal valuations are those regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the reports, which comply with valuation standards are more commonly known as “The Red Book”. Formal valuations, completed by a registered valuer, are often required for:

  • Inheritance tax/administration of a deceased’s estate;
  • Capital Gains Tax liability upon disposal or transfer of an asset;
  • Matrimonial proceedings, for either party or as a joint expert;
  • Disposal of Charity Assets;
  • On-going valuations for assets held in trusts or invested in pensions;
  • Help to Buy Redemption/purchase of shares in Shared Ownership properties;
  • Expert witness work for example, but not limited to, breaches of restrictive covenants;
  • Valuation of “ransom strips” for development land.

Informal valuations can be used for initial estate or family planning, anticipating likely tax liabilities or for indications of value of assets which you are considering purchasing. They are not a full, formal, regulated valuation i.e. Red Book, but many clients make use of them when starting initial planning for a project or investment. Such valuations can also be useful as part of preparation of viability assessments for projects.

Eleni has wide range of experience in the above formal valuations and have completed valuations for everything from a one-bedroom flat to a full farming estate extending to several hundred acres working with solicitors, trustees and financial advisors as well as individuals.  She was previously on the panel of valuers for two Housing Associations where she completed around 80 valuations, in around three months, as part of the Voluntary Right to Buy Scheme.



I have a strong background in rural consultancy, and estate management, and am able to assist with a variety of matters including:

  • Landlord and Tenant matters (Farm Business Tenancies, Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancies, Grazing Licences, Common Law Agreements and Business Tenancies) for agricultural and equestrian use;
  • Compensation claims for utilities, such as water pipes, undergoing repair or installation across land and property from receipt of initial notices, mitigation of loss and finalising claims. In most cases the body requiring access will pay agent’s fees for you;
  • Business appraisals for business planning and/or supporting documentation to prove agricultural need for rural worker dwellings as part of a planning application.




We also offer free initial “mini chats” each week which can be booked online and undertaken via a variety of methods including Teams or FaceTime. Use the link below to schedule a slot (leaving your contact details) and we will get in touch:







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