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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
Associate Director and 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:

Outlook - Summer 2024

Top tips for selling land from Matthew Sawdon. Charlotte Bromley reviews changes to Permitted Development Rights and advice from Jon Rimmer and Sam Snart on battery storage developments.


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Significant changes to Permitted Development Rights announced

From 21 May 2024 a number of changes will be made to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order (GDPO). The changes relate to existing permitted development rights which allow for agricultural development and the change of use of agricultural buildings.


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The End of the Four-Year Rule

The rules around how long a development needs to have taken place to become lawful are about to change. Often, works are mistakenly carried out without the benefit of planning permission.


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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

Associate Director and Chartered Town Planner
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Steve Davies

Associate Director and Chartered Town Planner
Isabelle Adaway

Isabelle Adaway

Senior Planning Consultant
Charlotte Bromley

Charlotte Bromley

Rural Surveyor