Jonathan LeeBA (Hons) Dip TP. MRTPI AssocRics.

Senior Planning Consultant
When not working I enjoy time away at my villa in rural Provence with my bees. I am a novice beekeeper and get stung a lot, but bees are fascinating things

As a Senior Planning Consultant, I really enjoy the variety of work involved in planning, in particular having the ability to get out and about within Kent which is one of the most beautiful regions in the UK.

We have an extremely talented and friendly, multidisciplinary team which covers an interesting range of topics so there is always something to get stuck into.

I have a particular interest in residential, commercial and mixed-use developments as well as agricultural work. I also work alongside the surveyors in areas such as wills and estate management. Although we are a rural-based practice, a lot of our work is also within urban or city centres.

Our planning team is small but highly qualified and experienced. Between us, we have over 75 years of experience and Hobbs Parker has been in business since 1850. We pride ourselves on giving a personal level of service to each client commensurate with the ethos of our business.

Much of our work involves complex town planning matters where my experience makes me a natural choice for clients who require prompt and concise advice. Understanding the commercial pressures of our clients is a fundamental requirement.

I have worked at Hobbs before and after a spell of working abroad, returned straight back here in 2018. I have almost 30 years of planning experience, including working in the public and private sector.

I can lay claim to having learned to snowboard before most people knew what they were! I can still ride the Olympic boardercross routes in the French Alps, but as I’m a little older now I really enjoy the calm of beekeeping and fly fishing (the fishing is mostly down to luck).

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Otties Farm – New Dairy for yoghurt and cheese making

Three generations have worked the land at Ottinge since the turn of last century. The ...
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Foxbury Farm

Housing secured in the Green Belt

A Grade II-listed oast house and associated farm buildings will be transformed into six homes after Sevenoaks District ...
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Tenterden High Street

Change of use and permitted development to support the high street

‘Planning Reform: Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes’, published by the Ministry ...
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Planning permission for a dairy building for cheese and yoghurt making

Planning permission for a dairy building for cheese and yoghurt making

The client had a pressing need to expand the dairy operations and was under a ...
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