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Fretwell's is focused on delivering high-quality planning and development services.

Fretwell's provides professional planning advice and a range of bespoke planning and development services. We offer clients the option of initial appraisal and pre-application planning advice through to a fully managed development project, depending on their requirements.


Serving a national client base with projects in a number of sectors and having gained a reputation for understanding the strategic approach and commercial aspect of projects, we are able to offer guidance on development opportunities when required.

Raised on her family's farm on the Yorkshire Wolds, Gemma has a comprehensive understanding of agricultural and rural business as well as a range of industries across the Yorkshire Region. Gemma has developed a reputation for having a sound understanding of development value and in helping clients to release this value through strategic planning and development projects.  Using a firm but fair negotiating style and a long-established working relationship with Local Planning Authorities, Gemma has achieved success on sites with difficult planning history. Her ability to collaborate with a wide range of co-consultants, architects, and surveyors helps to secure the delivery of the right result for her clients.

Gemma Owston 
BA (Hons) MSc
Director / Planning Consultant
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