This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best possible experience. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this. You can find out more about how we use cookies here. If you would like to know more about cookies, or how you can delete them, click here.

ELG 25th Anniversary

Local planning firm celebrates 25 years


Darlington based ELG Planning will celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2020

Darlington based ELG Planning are celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2020.  Set up in 1995 by John England & Ian Lyle from a small office (formally England & Lyle), ELG now have offices in Darlington and Harrogate and the practice now has 13 planning and heritage professionals across the two offices and act for a wide range of clients on projects across the country.  The practice incorporates ELG Heritage and ELG Harrogate which seen the practice achieve a record turnover in its last financial year.

All ELG's eligible staff are Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Practice has been awarded RTPI Learning Partners status in recognition of our high level of commitment to training and professional development.  ELG HAVE ALSO BEEN PART OF THE TRAILBLAZER Group responsible for up the RTPI apprenticeship in 2019.  In 2016 the practice was awards the nationally for Planning Consultancy of the Year.  They have also been Highly Commended for projects in the East of England Regional category and won a Planning Award for Partnership Working for the same project.


ELG remains an employee owned limited company with over 60% of the team having joined direct as graduates from Newcastle University.  The ELG team intend to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a series of corporate events throughout the year, as well as fundraising activities with a local charity partner.