Planning and historic building consultancy, specialising in listed buildings and conservation areas

About Us

Nichola Burley, MA, Dip Cons Arch, MRTPI, IHBC
Nichola Burley, Director of Heritage Vision, Planning and Historic Building Consultancy Nichola Burley established Heritage Vision Ltd in 2004 after 14 years of experience of planning, building design and conservation in both the public and private sector. Having observed at first hand the difficulties that can be experienced when trying to alter and gain approval for changes to listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas, Heritage Vision was established to guide and support clients through the process. Born and brought up in Surrey where development pressures were strong but the wealth of traditional buildings and the character of historic areas were being preserved, Nichola gained an early interest in how to balance conservation and change. With qualifications in architecture, building conservation and planning, Nichola has worked in private practice in West Sussex and for Local Planning Authorities in Somerset, West Sussex and Devon.

Alan Burley
With a background in customer services and construction, Alan supports the administrative side of the business, property maintenance, photography and surveying.

To ensure that clients receive a seamless service from the inception of an idea through to the completion of a project, in addition to in-house services, the consultancy works closely with a number of trusted, well-established associates.

The consultancy prides itself on friendly, personal service. The emphasis is on gaining a full understanding of client needs, clarifying exactly what services are to be provided, clearly identifying what the fees and charges will be and sticking to agreed timescales.

The consultancy is helping homeowners and developers realise their development aspirations through sensitive design work and thorough planning research. We have a record of swift, successful planning determinations, even with contentious projects, because of the rigorous process we put all proposals through, checking at every stage of the design and planning process that the proposal is achieving the required, sensitive balance between conservation and renewal.

Commercial clients

Private clients
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