Independent town planning and property advice

Ronnie Howley

Founder & Chartered Town Planner

Member of the Spanish College of Geographers

Ronnie Howley BSc(Hons) MRTPI

Ronnie is a dual qualified (Chartered Town Planner/member of the Spanish College of Geographers) and has been living and working in Spain since 1995. After arriving in Spain, he spent 9 years working for the Almanzora Group on a range of development projects including “Desert Springs” and continues to provide planning services to the group. He currently works closely with a number of independent lawyers on planning, property and environmental issues in the area, as well as collaborating with local architects, technical architects and topographers. He is also the planning consultant for the AUAN Association (Abusos UrbanĂ­sticos AndalucĂ­a No) which began as an Association of affected owners in the Almanzora Valley, and now covers the whole of AndalucĂ­a.

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Independent Property Advice Individually Tailored for You

We offer a tailored service where we aim to meet your individual needs, Buying property in Spain can be a daunting prospect, and good professional advice is essential. The process should be enjoyable but it is easy to get carried away in the heat of the moment,

Remember that the same caution and rules that you would apply at home need to be applied in Spain.

“RpH Planning has provided highly professional, unbiased and accurate advice to the homeowner’s campaign group, AUAN Association for over a decade. I cannot recommend them highly enough.


Maura Hillen, MBE, President AUAN.”

Our Services



  • Urban plans planning reports and allegations for submission to planning authorities; courts; legal practices and private clients
  • Urban planning environmental document review & assessment  services
  • Expert Witness Court Reports.
  • Urban Planning advice relating to major new infrastructure proposals.
  • Property Valuation Reports

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If you require legal assistance, for example with regard to the conveyancing process, or legal advice on planning or property issues. These are two legal practices that  rphplanning has collaborated with for over twenty years. Click on the images to access their websites.