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Residential development planning services

Residential development is a growth area within planning and the need for more homes has never been greater

The creation of living environments is one of the most challenging and varied areas of our work and following the Government’s announcement that they want 1 million new homes to be built by 2020, residential planning is likely to be an area requiring specialist consultancy. The company has been fortunate to be involved in the design and planning processes of a variety of residential schemes ranging from large scale sustainable urban extensions, often involving many thousands of new homes, to schemes involving just a few dwellings.

At a more strategic level, we have considerable experience in promoting sites through development plans and neighbourhood plans. We are able to assess the development potential of land and develop effective planning strategies to maximise land value and promote sites. To assist in securing development, KLW are experienced in preparing design briefs and sustainability matrices to support potential allocations and planning applications. Our approach is carefully measured and tailored to secure positive results. Community engagement also forms an important part of the process and for larger residential schemes we regularly hold Public Consultation meetings to hear the views of local residents and those people affected by any development scheme put forward. 

As part of the planning application process we have prepared numerous residential based Environmental Impact Assessments and are experienced in consultant team working. We would be happy to discuss your requirements whether you are a large house builder, land promoter or a small to medium sized business.

A few recent residential projects

Former preparatory school project

Temple Grove

Conversion of Grade II Listed educational building into apartments and the erection of a residential care home and a large detached modernist house designed by Jasper Conran into the grounds of the property.…read more

Conversion of former De Beers Diamonds Headquarters

De Beers Diamonds Headquarters

Conversion of former De Beers Diamonds Headquarters to upmarket apartments called ‘Charters’. This project, located on the edge of Sunningdale in Surrey, involved the conversion of a Grade II Listed Art Deco mansion dating from...…read more

Eastern Quarry Ebbsfleet

Eastern Quarry, Ebbsfleet within Dartford Borough Council area

KLW achieved the approval of reserved matters for a 150 dwelling scheme on part of the Land Securities Eastern Quarry development in Dartford Borough.…read more

Rectory Road Hawkwell Essex

Rectory Road, Hawkwell, Essex within Rochford District Council area

KLW successfully negotiated a new planning permission to deliver 175 new homes on Green Belt land at Hawkwell in Rochford District.…read more

Commercial leisure and entertainment planning services

Commercial, leisure & entertainment

Our portfolio of commercial clients is significant. It has included a 112 acre Research and Development Park in Cambridgeshire, the development of an industrial area in Gravesend and numerous smaller scale commercial developments relating to redundant rural buildings. We regularly advise clients on the allocation and development of sites within urban and rural areas and have particular expertise in the development of rural employment sites. Recent schemes have included restaurant proposals, changes of use and clinics within central commercial areas.

Within the South East the demand for leisure and tourist development is increasing and with that comes an increase in pressure on the environment. Within these sectors Kember Loudon Williams has a proven track record in delivering major development schemes for clients together with smaller schemes related to holiday cottages. Within the leisure industry we have been active in securing planning permission for the major redevelopment of the Lingfield Park Racecourse. This site was located in the Green Belt and redevelopment included a new Grandstand, hotel and support buildings. The company has advised on the redevelopment of Bewl Reservoir for tourist related development and the regionally acclaimed Lapland UK at Windsor

A few recent commercial, leisure & entertainment projects

Cranleigh Brick and Tile works

Cranleigh Brick and Tile works

Enabling development to secure the remediation of a contaminated site.…read more

Lower Walks The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells 3

Lower Walks, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

The Pantiles is a unique collection of buildings and public spaces of national importance for their history and architecture. In recent times the area has shown signs of decline.…read more

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Lapland UK, Windsor

LaplandUK is an award winning children’s theatrical Christmas experience that uniquely recreates a little piece of Father Christmas' arctic homeland here in the UK for families to celebrate the magic of a young child's fleeting...…read more

planning services for utility companies

Utilities

For the past several years KLW has been engaged by two of the largest utilities to help deliver their infrastructure and network upgrades. The projects have been varied and cover London and the South East. KLW has successfully achieved planning permission for large scale sewage pumping stations to support significant housing growth in the Swindon area. We have also secured major infrastructure upgrades to resolve flooding issues in Maida Vale and other parts of London.

A few recent utilities projects

Brede Water Supply Works Listed Building

Brede Water Supply Works

The Findon Water Supply Works (WSW) serves the urban area of Worthing. The WSW is a groundwater boreal drawing up water which is then treated to allow its drinking.…read more

Ashford Wastwater Treatment Works

Ashford Wastewater Treatment Works

Example of urban utility project.…read more

Burpham Water Supply Works

Burpham Water Supply Works

Example of utility expansion scheme in South Downs National Park.…read more

planning services design

Design

In the context of design, KLW has actively conceived and prepared Masterplans and design solutions for a variety of projects, including the creation of design strategies for the formation of urban extensions, large regeneration schemes, and smaller scale redevelopments in highly sensitive locations.

We work with architects and other designers to produce Development Briefs, Design and Access Statements and regularly advise clients in ways which maximise their chances of success in the planning system.

A few recent design projects

Cranleigh Brick and Tile works

Cranleigh Brick and Tile works

Enabling development to secure the remediation of a contaminated site.…read more

Former preparatory school project

Temple Grove

Conversion of Grade II Listed educational building into apartments and the erection of a residential care home and a large detached modernist house designed by Jasper Conran into the grounds of the property.…read more

Conversion of former De Beers Diamonds Headquarters

De Beers Diamonds Headquarters

Conversion of former De Beers Diamonds Headquarters to upmarket apartments called ‘Charters’. This project, located on the edge of Sunningdale in Surrey, involved the conversion of a Grade II Listed Art Deco mansion dating from...…read more

Lower Walks The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells 3

Lower Walks, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

The Pantiles is a unique collection of buildings and public spaces of national importance for their history and architecture. In recent times the area has shown signs of decline.…read more

Eastern Quarry Ebbsfleet

Eastern Quarry, Ebbsfleet within Dartford Borough Council area

KLW achieved the approval of reserved matters for a 150 dwelling scheme on part of the Land Securities Eastern Quarry development in Dartford Borough.…read more

Rectory Road Hawkwell Essex

Rectory Road, Hawkwell, Essex within Rochford District Council area

KLW successfully negotiated a new planning permission to deliver 175 new homes on Green Belt land at Hawkwell in Rochford District.…read more

aviation planning services

Aviation

The company offers highly specialized expertise in the aviation field ranging from general aviation airports to small microlight sites and recreational flying sites.  Working closely with other experts such as acoustic consultants, we endeavor to resolve local environmental concerns which may then result in the framing of flight protocols.  Our work embraces the safeguarding of aerodromes, the making of representations on emerging development plan policies, the preparation of planning applications for new or expanding aerodromes, advice on enforcement issues, applications for Lawful Development Certificates and planning and enforcement appeals.

A few recent aviation projects

Duxford Aerodrome

Duxford Aerodrome

During the past 20 or so years, KLW has advised on over 150 different flying sites in the UK. Including, Fairoaks Airport in Surrey, Rochester Airport in Kent, Nottingham City Airport, Truro and Perranporth Aerodromes...…read more

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Sywell aerodrome, Northamptonshire

KLW was the lead project manager securing planning permission for a new paved runway at Sywell aerodrome in Northamptonshire.…read more

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Project Coordination and Management Strategies

Project coordination & management planning strategies

Our company is able to review development projects, recommend a planning strategy to deliver the desired outcomes and advise on bringing together a consultant team, should that be necessary. All our consultants are skilled in project coordination, whether for public inquiries, neighbourhood planning or any other planning proposals.

We regularly prepare Environmental Impact Assessments and this requires detailed project coordination between consultants.

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Community engagement

Community engagement

A feature of modern planning is the need to engage effectively with local communities. Traditionally this has been in the form of an exhibition, but more recently open forums and workshops are being promoted by local authorities.

Neighbourhood planning is a particular growth area and this involves a significant amount of community engagement. Here at KLW we have acted for Town and Parish Councils in preparing their plans but also private clients who have promoted land through the Neighbourhood Plan process. At all levels the ability to present to large groups is essential and this is something in which we are particularly adept.

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Planning for Airfields, Aerodromes and other Flying sites

Aviation planning and in particular securing the lawful status of airfields and air strips through Certificates of Lawfulness for Existing Uses and Development is an area of planning which requires careful consideration. Good quality evidence to demonstrate a particular use is important and often pilot log books become invaluable in demonstrating a level of activity. …read full post

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