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Planning advice on all farming related matters such as conversions of existing farm buildings to other uses including to residential, new farm buildings and structures, securing new agricultural dwellings and the diversification of existing farm holdings, including the reuse of rural buildings and tourism accommodation.


Planning advice on home improvements including extensions and alterations to homes, new residential annexes, domestic outbuildings and garages.



Planning advice in securing a range of housing schemes of varying scales. This covers small infill sites, single dwellings, replacement dwellings and both minor and major development.


Planning advice on new commercial and other development. Securing new commercial buildings and facilities, including light industrial and general industrial, offices, education or community uses as well as expansions of existing premises.

Permitted Development

Planning advice on a range of permitted development rights (change of use and work without planning permission). These rights range from the conversion of agricultural or commercial buildings to dwellings and other re-uses.

Heritage / Listed Buildings

Planning advice for historic buildings to secure listed building consent and planning permission for changes, re-use and alterations to heritage assets. The services include Heritage Appraisals & Statements, Conservation Plans and design guidance.


Planning advice to secure equine development opportunities, including new indoor or outdoor riding arenas, extensions of livery yards and new stables.

Lawful Development Certificates

Planning advice to secure Certificates of Lawfulness confirming that the use of proposed or existing development is ‘lawful’ in planning terms.

Planning Appeals

Planning services to undertake Appeals by ‘Written Representation’, including the collation and submission of Appeal Applications and site attendance.

Local Plan Submission

Planning services to promote sites through local plan-making to Local Planning Authorities, to deliver a range of housing and/or commercial growth.

Planning Enforcement

Planning support to manage and negotiate enforcement matters and help secure retrospective planning to regularise breaches of planning control.

Kent Planning Consultancy can undertake ‘Site Appraisals’ to advise on the ‘development potential’ of any given site or building and provide the most suitable way of ‘realising’ and ‘optimising’ its development potential. We prepare and manage planning applications for a variety of development proposals, from pre-application discussions, advice on the planning strategy and route, advising on supporting information to the full preparation and submission of an application and its management.

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