Christopher Whitehouse is an exceptionally qualified and experienced Chartered Planning & Development Surveyor and Expert Witness in Planning, offering a professional bespoke consultation service on a global level.

At the young age of 24 years old he took a calculated risk in setting up his own planning consultancy practice, NextPhase Development Ltd, deep within the recession. As Managing Director, his drive, motivation and sheer determination has seen the company develop into a fast growing, fresh thinking and award winning professional consultancy with offices in Lichfield and London...


Courses and Training


The Developers Classroom

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We are pleased to announce the launch of The Developers Classroom, the fastest and most comprehensive E-Learning Programme on the web for Property Development.

Courses have been designed to suit established and aspiring developers alike, so for more information watch this brief introduction video or visit The Developers Classroom

Using a 2 stage lecture based approach with notes and quizzes the stages provide differing levels of learning for all levels.

Stage 3 is a live event run at various locations across the UK throughout the year. This seminar supplements the previous stages and provides the opportunity to discuss your projects one to one or in a Q&A session.


Christopher attends numerous exhibitions and shows throughout the year running the very successful Planning Doctor Clinics. These events provide the perfect opportunity to meet with Christopher on an individual basis or to watch one of his masterclasses. For more information on where he is exhibiting please contact us at

'A guide to gaining planning consent to build your home in the Green Belt, Open Countryside and other protected areas' a popular masterclass presented by Christopher across the country.


The latest CPD training from Christopher has been created specifically for the benefit of providing up to date planning advice to those working in the architectural profession.

News & Comment

  • Affordable Housing Contributions: Approaching The Eye Of The Storm

    Financial Viability for Affordable Housing (AH) is and continues to be a pivotal consideration in relation to the support, and thus the granting of, major residential developments by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs). The matter of viability continues to be one that offers a sticking point to the expectations of delivery of a planning decision within […]

  • A New Reality: Residential Development and 5-Year Under Supply

    Last week saw the issue of an appeal decision relating to land within a settlement village of Northumberland, following a Public Inquiry that had taken place across 2016 and 2017 respectively. The appeal, made by Barrett David Wilson North East against Northumberland County Council is made with regard to the delivery of 285 residential dwellings […]

  • 5 Themes of Grand Designs

    With the Grand Designs Live Birmingham Show fast approaching and as their Ask an Expert in Planning, here is a recap on the 5 most common points of discussion for ongoing householder or small scale projects that I encountered at the London Show… 1) Householder Development: Permitted Development or Planning There appears to be a running theme […]

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