The Planners Are Coming

Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Subject to Approval

Series 1 · Episode 1

Follow the trials and tribulations of councils' officers in planning, building control and planning enforcement. Every day brings new challenges from cheeky extension plans to the illegally built granny flat at the end of someone's garden.

Garden Designs

Series 1 · Episode 2

Follow the trials and tribulations of councils' officers in planning, building control and planning enforcement. Every day brings new challenges from cheeky extension plans to the illegally built granny flat at the end of someone's garden.

Planning Police

Series 1 · Episode 3

Follow the trials and tribulations of councils' officers in planning, building control and planning enforcement. Every day brings new challenges from cheeky extension plans to the illegally built granny flat at the end of someone's garden.

Direct Action

Series 1 · Episode 4

Follow the trials and tribulations of councils' officers in planning, building control and planning enforcement. Every day brings new challenges from cheeky extension plans to the illegally built granny flat at the end of someone's garden.

Not in My Backyard

Series 1 · Episode 5

“Garden-grabbing” is the new buzzword for developers. Because land is in such short supply, they’re on the lookout for any large gardens that they can build on. But in Essex, a group of residents are up in arms over a proposal to build a new, family house in the garden of another.

How Not To Build

Series 1 · Episode 6

Next-door neighbours can be a nightmare, particularly if they’re developers renovating a building. Jane and her son Ben are having their lives blighted by the work being carried out which is damaging their own home and flouting planning laws and building regulations.

Permission Impossible

Series 1 · Episode 7

With an ageing population, the need for retirement flats is increasing but in tonight’s The Planners Are Coming, leading developers, McCarthy and Stone meet their match in the residents of Witham, Essex, who are prepared to fight the planned replacement of three family houses with 37 flats every step of the way.

Extension Nightmares

Series 1 · Episode 8

In the final programme of the series, The Planners investigate a new building which has been built without permission on greenbelt land.