Feb. 9, 2021

#014 5-minute Mentors, Dormers and Highways PLUS: Ian's A-Z of Property

#014 5-minute Mentors, Dormers and Highways PLUS: Ian's A-Z of Property

Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....

You'll hear updates from Leading Home's two main development sites in Devon - yet more proof that Ian's walking the walk (as well as talking the talk). That ties in nicely with Ian's Rant: If you're a property "mentor" who's been in the business for five minutes, Ian's got his sights firmly set on YOU!

Ian's A-Z of Property is still on the letter A (That's because for some reason there are soooo many A's), this week it's all about Amenity space and Amenity land.

As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one from from Leo about putting a dormer on the front of his house. The answer involves "highways", so we hear what is, and what isn't officially defined as a highway.

There's another question from Val, who wants to know should long a decision back on a planning application should take. Val didn't specify what type of application she's asking about, so Ian helpfully runs through different kinds, and clarifies their timeframes.


A regular podcast from your host Ian Walmsley. Join him every week for a dynamic podcast with Ian and his guests on how to seize the opportunities out there before others do! 

You will learn about planning from a developer’s eye, you will benefit and learn together from the mistakes that Ian makes. He is very grateful for the opportunities that he has had and would love to share these with you.



Ian Walmsley  is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.

In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.

He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.

As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.

The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!



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