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01245 835855 



GPO Designs provides Architectural Services and specialises in the preparation of Planning Permission Applications, Building Control Applications and Planning Appeals for new build houses, residential extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions, outbuildings, mobile homes and annexes. If you are not sure what is possible or what an extension or conversion would look like we can help by producing a realistic artists impression which shows your property or site with and without the changes. 


GPO Designs was established in 2010 by Mike and Georgina Otter. The business was started in response to a gap in the market for high quality, low cost Planning Application and Building Control Application services.


Our aim is to offer a high quality service for the best possible price. GPO Designs initially offered services only within Essex but this has now been extended across the UK with our self survey planning and building control planning services


We advertise our architectural and building drawing services in a range of local publications including locally within South Woodham Ferrers and the wider area including Chelmsford, Danbury, Ingatestone, Burnham-on-Crouch and Southminster. We have also recently advertised in "Your Village Voice" covering Hatfield Peveral, Boreham, Little Waltham and surrounding villages.  


During 2013 we extended our operating area for our Premium Planning Services to include the entire South East of England (including Hertfordshire, Kent, Essex, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, West Sussex, Berkshire, and Cambridgeshire) . More locally we are are also targeting our Premium Planning Application and Building Plans services to South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Danbury, Maldon, Southend, Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood and surrounding areas.

We are registered with the LABC Partner Authority Scheme which allows us to offer a superior building control service in partnership with the Chelmsford City Council Building Control department.


Mike Otter, MSci (Hons)



Mike Otter, MSci (Hons)

Company Director

Mike studied at the University of Durham, leaving with a Masters degree in 1998 and has worked in Engineering Project Management and Design ever since.

Following on from involvement in a series of property refurbishments and extension projects it became clear that there was a need for high quality low cost drawings and application services. Our first plans were submitted in 2010 and GPO Designs was established.


Georgina Otter, BA (Hons), MA (Hons)

Georgina completed a BA degree in Criminology followed by a Masters Degree at the Lancaster University Management School.  George worked for many years as a Senior Executive Officer for the UK Government handling court Appeals and providing legal advice.  George applies her skills from her previous studies and work to provide full time support for GPO Designs.


GPO Designs specialises in obtaining planning permission and building regulations consent. This includes preparing planning applications, building drawings and plans for new houses, house extensions, loft conversions, annexes, outbuildings, flats, changes of use (residential and commercial) and land registry plans

  • Weekend & Evening Appointments
  • Fixed Prices
  • Fast Track Service Available
  • No Hidden Extras
  • Appointments 7 days/ week 8am-8pm
  • Free Professional Telephone Advice
  • Nationwide Service
  • Based in Chelmsford, Essex

Get in Touch

GPO Designs Ltd, 8 Willow Grove,

South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RA

Email: plans@gpodesigns.co.uk

Phone: 01245 835855

© Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved. GPO Designs Ltd,  Registered in England and Wales, Registration Number 7459622. Registered Office: 8 Willow Grove, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RA.