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Planning Consultants

We’ll help you with all aspects of planning to maximum the value and potential of your properties.

Steve Davies

Steve Davies
Chartered Town Planner

Planning consent can add very substantial value to your property. But it's become a highly complex area. More than ever, it is critical that you get it right first time.

News and Views

Our latest blog posts:

Biodiversity Net Gain - what we know so far

The Environment Bill of 2018 contained a proposal by the Government to make this a mandate to be demonstrated by all development proposals in order to obtain planning permission. It is now identified as policy requirement for the planning system in the National Planning Policy ...
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The Importance of Place Making – Will A National Design Code Assist?

The main criticism of new development is that it does not create the quality of environment that we like. We all have our favourite places to visit, the place where the mix of buildings and their surroundings and the uses they offer combine to create ...
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Stour Catchment Planning Update

In July 2020, Natural England issued water quality advice that had an immediate impact on planning applications for new homes located within the Stour Catchment, although it took until late September for Local Authorities to advise on the implications for applications not yet determined.

This ...
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What we do

Planning Permission

Planning Permission Applications

We can help you gain planning permission and other related approvals

Planning applications for all developments

Mixed-use schemes

Consents for listed buildings

Planning permission in conservation areas

Certificates of lawfulness

Advertising consents

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Ashford Local Plan

Planning Feasibility and Research

Research and technical consultancy services to support your development projects

Development briefs

Master plans

Planning appraisals

Infrastructure payments (S106)

Advice on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

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Specialised Areas

We've decades of experience between us and can provide you with professional advice in a wide range of specialised areas

Development in the Green Belt

Planning permission for mixed use schemes

Flexible farm uses (including Class Q)

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Planning Law

Legal Matters

We'll help you find practical solutions to problems resulting from our complex planning laws

Planning and enforcement notice appeals

Legal interpretation and agreements

Interpreting planning permissions

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Ashford Local Plan

Representations on Local Plans

Make the most of your opportunity to influence the Local Plan

The local development plan process

Appearing at a planning inquiry

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Our Planning Consultants

Elizabeth Welch

Elizabeth Welch

Chartered Town Planner

Steve Davies

Chartered Town Planner