Led by a Chartered Town Planner


Who We Are

  • Inspire Planning Solutions Ltd is led by Farooq Rafiq, a Chartered Tower Planner with our main office in Manchester and operating around the Country.
  • Our team provides wide-ranging assistance for planning applications and appeals; from expert research and analysis through to project management and land promotion. Our range of services informs, guide and support our customers throughout the process.
  • Our excellent network of architects, designers and construction contacts enables us, to provide you, the client, with a comprehensive service.
  • Our successful track record is down to early assessment of projects keeping abreast of the fast moving sphere of planning law and policy.


Farooq Rafiq

Managing Director

Farooq is an experienced planning professional with a wealth of knowledge in planning and design and a specialism in planning appeals. Farooq graduated from the University of Manchester in 2005 with a first class degree and then went on to further his studies with a Masters in Civic Design at the University of Liverpool.


David Hall

Consultant Planner

David has extensive planning knowledge stretching over four decades.  His career has encompassed working at the highest levels in a Local Authority Planning Department. With his extensive knowledge of the inner workings of Council Planning Departments and the pressures of managing.

Thomas Konarski

Assitant Consultant Planner

Thomas recently graduated from Dundee University with a Master in Town and Regional Planning. He gained valuable experience working in a Lancashire Council’s Planning Department focusing on planning policy matters. Thomas has a professional interest in sustainable urban design.

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