Welcome to Brimble Lea & Partners

Brimble, Lea & Partners is a multi-disciplinary Practice based in Gillingham in North Dorset. We provide comprehensive planning consultancy, architectural and professional services to a wide range of clients predominantly within Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire but also throughout the south-west and nationally.

The Practice deals with a diverse range of planning issues and architectural commissions and is able to assist with the sale of commercial premises and residential / employment land.

Combining planning, architectural and surveying expertise we have a reputation for resolving difficult projects, particularly where planning problems have arisen.

Areas of work undertaken include

Residential development

From single dwellings to larger development schemes.


New warehouse buildings, redevelopment of commercial premises, rurally based businesses.


New farm dwellings, agricultural buildings, diversification, barn conversions, lakes, removal of agricultural occupancy conditions, certificates of lawfulness for breach of occupancy conditions.


New stud and training enterprises, stables, manèges.


Change of use from agricultural to residential, live/work, holiday let and commercial use.

Dwellings in Countryside

Replacement dwellings, provision of additional facilities, enlargement of garden areas, tennis courts, annexes.

Listed Buildings

Alterations and extensions to listed buildings, conversion of listed buildings to new uses, development within the setting of listed buildings.


Negotiations with Local Authorities, submission of certificates of lawfulness, submission of enforcement appeals.

Planning appeals

Dealing with planning appeal by written representations, hearing or public inquiry.

Architecture & Design

Providing a comprehensive and flexible service in building design and construction including initial sketch design to full working drawings.

Building Regulations

Building Regulation applications and Contract administration.

Survey work

Land and building surveys undertaken for our clients and other firms and professionals.

Other Services

Residential/commercial lettings and valuations, compulsory purchase, rent reviews, rateable values etc.



John Lea

B.Arch.(Hons.), R.I.B.A.

Janet Montgomery

B.Sc.(Hons.), M.R.I.C.S., M.R.T.P.I.

Diccon Carpendale

MA, Dip.(Arch.Cons.), M.R.T.P.I. I.H.B.C.


Tony Brimble