Artisan planning &
Development Consultants

We are a multi-disciplinary practice of Chartered Town Planners and Chartered Surveyors involved in a wide range of property and planning projects throughout East Anglia and across the UK.

Established in 2012 and headed by Leslie Short BA MRTPI MRICS with over 45 years experience in all aspects of planning and property. Based just to the north west of Ipswich, it is a wholly independent practice of Chartered Town Planners and Chartered Surveyors.

Principal Leslie Short is recognised as one of the leading independent planning consultants in East Anglia supported by a network of architects, landscape architects and other technical professionals. Artisan provides a high quality professional service advising clients on all aspects of planning affecting their land and property. Artisan sees planning in particular as but one step along the way in achieving a development which is viable and deliverable whilst meeting, if not exceeding, sustainability requirements.

We offer a wide range of planning and surveying services to the public and private sector and to both companies and private individuals.

Based just to the north west of Ipswich, we are a wholly independent practice of Chartered Town Planners and Chartered Surveyors.

The practice works in a variety of residential, commercial and environmental development situations and for both private and public clients. Urban regeneration projects are a particular strength but we deal with everything from individual residential plots to 100+ dwelling schemes, from single commercial buildings to new multi use business parks, from single listed buildings to multi mixed use regeneration of heritage assets.

Artisan is regulated by both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute. This means you can place trust and confidence in the knowledge that your planning or development project will be in very safe hands.

meet the Team



Leslie Short BA MRICS MRTPI has established several successful planning and property practices over his career. He has over 45 years experience of planning and development and has built up a strong reputation amongst clients for the successful delivery of viable, deliverable projects as well as sound, pragmatic but realistic advice.


Planning & Development Consultant

Max Short LLB(Hons) LLM AssocRTPI is our appeals specialist and his legal education and training makes him ideal for this role. Max also deals with planning policy interpretation and its application to a degree of depth uncommon in most of our competitors.


Office Manager

Pippa handles the administrative side of Artisan from the accounts to day-to-day tasks which keeps the business running smoothly. 


Planning & Development Assistant

Jade Eastmond LLB(Hons) provides support to the team by undertaking site specific and policy research, preparing applications for submission and submitting requests for pre-application advice to Local Planning Authorities.