Steve DaviesBA(Hons) Dip UP MRTPI

Senior Planning Consultant

Steve joined Hobbs Parker in January 2016 from Canterbury City Council where he led the Development Management Team for four years. Steve has over 28 years experience of planning in the public sector, working primarily in Development Management, but also in  Local Plans and Heritage. This experience has been gained in both Kent and Northamptonshire.

Steve is a Senior Planning Consultant within our Property Development team. His particular area of expertise is with major development projects, where he has significant experience of the handling of strategic residential and commercial schemes. Steve also has experience in a wide variety of other types of development, including retail, residential, commercial, leisure, educational, energy and agricultural related proposals. Steve has extensive knowledge of planning procedures and case law and can draw on his wealth of experience to provide incisive planning advice.

Steve was brought up in Wales but has lived in Kent since 1999. He has a range of interests outside of work, including travel, history and photography. Although no longer playing, he retains a keen interest in rugby and cricket and now spends much of his leisure time cycling and more recently gardening.

Planning regime changes to allow more flexible use of buildings

Planning regime changes to allow more flexible use of buildings

The Government initially implemented Permitted Development Rights (PDR) to make it relatively simple to convert ...
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Permitted development in town centre

Permitted development in town centres

Potential planning changes could have implications for our town centres, which is timely given the ...
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Store closing

National Planning Policy Framework update

The redesign of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has given councils greater powers to promote housing. However, ...
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Great Crested Newt

Green plans could mean red light for development

Ashford-based Hobbs Parker Property Consultants LLP (HPPC) is concerned that if confirmed DEFRA’s consultation about ...
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Ashford Local Plan 2017

19 New Development Sites for Ashford

The draft local plan was put out to consultation last year. It has been reviewed ...
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Outlook Summer 2017

In this edition: We look at how owners of brownfield sites looking to bring forward ...
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Planning to succeed

As a result, development can be difficult, especially for housebuilders, as many local communities fail ...
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Barty Farm Masterplan

Land sold with planning permission for 100 new houses on a greenfield site near Bearsted, Kent

How Did We Get the Planning Permission? During one of our regular discussions with our ...
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