Ben Wharfe

Wharfe rural planning consultancy was established in 2010 by Ben Wharfe. A wide variety of experience and skills in planning, property and business enable Ben to provide expert advice and practical solutions to a wide variety of rural based clients. Ben has been a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for over 15 years. A lifetime living and working in the Countryside have provided Ben a strong appreciation of the economic, social and environmental complexities facing the rural sector. This combination of professional skill and individual passion provide Ben the drive and motivation to promote the rural sector through excellence in rural planning.

The detail

We are known for an in-depth knowledge of of the issues and challenges facing the rural sector and strive to produce development proposals that benefit people, places and the environment.
We are proud to represent farmers, rural businesses, rural landowners and those living and working in the rural community.
All our work is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. As an independent and chartered organisation the RICS regulates and maintains professional standards of of over 91000 qualified members. It regulates and promotes the work of these property professionals throughout 146 countries and is governed by a Royal Charter which requires it to act in the public interest.
We undertake instructions on planning and development issues relating to farming, rural property, residential dwellings, rural housing development and rural businesses.


“Your professionalism and amazing attention to detail delivered a business plan which exceeded the planners expectations enforcing confidence in the development by all parties.”
“Where another consultant failed, your masterly appraisal of the planning laws, exposing considerable false reasoning by the planning authority, leading directly to a successful submission. A superb piece of work.”
Mr Steve Turner, Turner Wilson
“You have provided us an indepth knowledge and a commonsense approach.”
Mr Douglas Richardson, J F Richardson & Co
“Where other consultants were defeatist from the start, Ben’s professional approach resulted in the removal of a very restrictive 106 agreement ┬áto a quick and satisfactory conclusion”
Mr & Mrs Bayley