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Nicole Ipek Guler, Charted Town Planner and Director of Urbanist Architecture

Nicole I. Guler

BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI
Director, Chartered Town Planner

Education

MSc Built Environment Studies, University of Greenwich
MA Sustainable Cities, London Metropolitan University
BA(Hons) Urban Design, Bilkent University

Practice Areas

Planning permission
Green Belt
Conservation area
Listed buildings
Permitted development rights
New build housing

Nicole is one of Urbanist Architecture’s key town planning experts and a chartered member of the RTPI with over thirteen years of town planning and urban design experience spent working on projects with sensitive planning constraints and restrictions.

Nicole has consistently been recognised as one of the top planning consultants in London. She has a comprehensive knowledge of providing strategic design and planning solutions to complex projects in both rural and urban locations.

The type of the schemes she has successfully secured planning permission for ranges from significant listed building refurbishments in Central London through to contentious new build housing developments in the Green Belt and open countryside.

As a sought-after planning consultant, she provides clear, concise and commercially sound specialist design and planning advice to homeowners, landowners and developers. Her experience, skills and enthusiasm enhance her ability to navigate the unwieldy process of securing planning permission for the most complex planning applications.

“ What a wonderful company to work with. I was a bit hesitant at first with the distance and prefer to do business face to face. Calm, professional and polite Nicole and Ufuk explained and explained until I understood. The work was carried out with complete transparency. I would recommend you call them the first call will simply explain what I’m saying. Will definitely be using Urbanist Architecture in the future. Thanks Nicole and Ufuk. ”

Abid V — Nottingham

“ It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Urbanist Architects. Nicole Guler was incredibly professional and very friendly. Her advice and comments were spot on. She took on board all my comments and input and was happy to discuss at length my ideas for the project. I believe that using Urbanist Architects made all the difference to securing planning permission. I would heartily recommend Urbanist Architects and will certainly be using them for my future projects. ”

Scott M. — London

“ Thank you very much for helping me with my change of use planning application which got approved. Special thanks to Nicole who worked with her heart to deal with my case (very difficult case and with very difficult case officer). ”

Harvey V. — London

“ Very big thank you to Nicole & all other architects who worked on my project. Whenever we needed she was always there to assist. She obtained planning permission for us after experiencing countless refusals with other companies. Can’t thank her enough. ”

Sam S. — London

“ I've worked with Urbanist Architecture on 3 projects now and would highly recommend them. Very professional and efficient, most importantly successful applications. In particular, Nicole and Ana were great to work with. ”

Mehmet S. — London

“ I was very impressed by Nicole’s responsiveness. She was amazing from the very beginning to the end. She saw the potential of my planning application and fully supported me throughout the application process. I just got my approval, can't thank her enough. ”

George P. — London

“ Nicole at Urbanist Architecture provided an excellent service and got the desired planning result in Greenbelt. ”

James M. — Buckinghamshire

“ Thank you very much Urbanist Architecture for helping me with my change of use planning application that got approved. Special thank you to Nicole, who worked with her heart to deal with my case (a very difficult case and with a very difficult case officer), highly recommended. Thank you very much!!! ”

Hung V. — London

“ Excellent customer service by Urbanist Architecture. Their standards are very impressive. Nicole was most helpful all the way. She is a great architect with truly in-depth knowledge of her field. The whole team is very customer orientated. It would be a pleasure to work with them on any future projects. ”

Hon. Lord A. — London

“ Wonderful Company to work with. Knew exactly what we wanted and had the ability to deliver it. We went with two other Architects before and both took us for a ride. This one is honest, reliable, fast, professional! The design management was seamless and liaison with the council was exemplary. If you want to pass the first time, don't look further! Ask for Nicole (she's the best!) A++++ ”

Choudhury — London

“ I am really happy to leave a 5 star review, as Urbanist Architecture are just great. I managed to find them through Google and after a quick look on their web page I was sure they would be the right company for the Planning application I needed to do. I worked mostly with Nicole and honestly I can say that she is a very professional and responsible person. I am highly recommending UA and Nicole to any one who is seeking top service and positive vibes. Thank you. ”

Radoslav S. — London

“ An exemplary service from start to finish! In particular Nicole Guler who was very knowledgeable, attentive and nothing short of a delight to deal with. Thank you for all your efforts, a well deserved 5 stars. ”

Andy C. — London

“ Nicole was a very helpful lady, she gave me all the information I needed for my application. Perfect and amazing job in no time. Happy to work with. Thank you. ”

Wahida N. — London
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Director, Chartered Town Planner
Nicole I. Guler

BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI
Director, Chartered Town Planner

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Director, Chartered Town Planner

Articles from Nicole

The latest news, updates and expert views for ambitious, high-achieving and purpose-driven homeowners and property entrepreneurs.

Articles from Nicole

The latest news, updates and expert views for ambitious, high-achieving and purpose-driven homeowners and property entrepreneurs.

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Section 73b vs. section 73: Streamlining planning variations
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4 year rule and 10 year transition explained [Post-25 April update]
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Mastering planning considerations: The secret to planning success
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Replacing the windows in a listed building: A guide by experts
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Current facts & figures about growing planning application delays [2024]
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How to get planning permission for a dark kitchen: We share our experience
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Unpacking the office-to-hotel conversion trend in the UK
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Applying for retrospective planning permission: Everything you need to know
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Reserved matters applications: How to get yours approved
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Do you need planning permission for nail bars and beauty salons in England?
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