Planners with extensive experience and a personable nature to help navigate the planning system.
Kember Loudon Williams was established in 1995 as an independent town planning consultancy operating from offices near Tunbridge Wells. With a team of Chartered Town Planners and technical support staff we offer our clients a high quality planning, urban design and environmental service.
KLW undertakes projects ranging from large site promotions through Local Development Frameworks to bespoke planning applications for commercial and residential projects. These are often situated within heavily constrained and environmentally sensitive areas. Our Master Planning team has undertaken work on major city centre regeneration and master plan-led new settlement projects. We have the ability to pull together expertise on Strategic Planning, Master Planning, Urban Design, and Environmental Impact Assessment – the essential ingredients for promoting large sites.
This company prepares planning applications and appeals for all manner of new development, conversions and redevelopment schemes within urban and rural environments. Our approach is to identify, early on, the appropriate strategy for delivering the clients’ needs whilst providing an informed view and clear advice at all stages.
The company can provide a comprehensive consultancy service coordinating and project managing bespoke teams in a range of fields for specific projects.
A Director who joined the company in 2002, Julian has many years experience of urban and rural planning within local authorities. He has worked on Local Plan policy preparation covering urban and rural environmental matters with a bias towards green belt, conservation and town centre redevelopment issues.
More recently Julian has advised on Neighbourhood Plans, the evaluation of major residential, leisure and commercial developments, including town centres, business parks and industrial schemes. He has used his experience of contextual analysis to prepare development frameworks and detailed masterplans for these and other schemes.
A Director of the company who has worked in both the public and private sectors of planning. He has a comprehensive understanding of the development plan process and worked on the preparation of Policy Guidance Notes, Conservation Area Statements, Development Briefs and Urban Capacity Studies.
His expertise embraces residential, commercial, retail and airport related applications as well as the preparation of strategic residential land appraisals. He specialises in the promotion of larger sites for mixed use and residential schemes requiring the preparation of Environment Impact Assessments.
A Director for the company, Chris has many years experience in both private and public sectors, of rural and urban planning. He has been a Full Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2002.
He has been involved with various urban regeneration schemes encompassing education, retail, business and residential proposals. He has also handled proposals for barn conversions, agricultural buildings, and telecommunications development. Before joining KLW, he worked for three East Sussex Local Authorities (Eastbourne, Wealden and Hastings) and for several years for a well established South-East based development company, and so is a commercially aware Planner used to co-ordinating large multi-disciplinary consultant teams as well as maintaining an appropriate professional rapport with Local Authority staff.
Chris is very experienced in preparing planning appraisals for sites, and preparing and submitting planning applications and appeals ranging from one dwelling, right through to large strategic sites. He has a sound grasp of the planning system and is keen to continue utilising this knowledge and experience to assist clients in achieving their development objectives.
Polly, an Associate Planner, began her career in London after completing a Masters in Planning Policy and Practice at London South Bank University in 2005. She worked for 10 years at two London private planning consultancies before joining KLW in April 2015. As a result Polly is an experienced planner and project manager having been involved in major retail, residential and commercial development schemes across London and the South East.
At KLW Polly’s involvement takes in most aspects of the planning process as well as providing clients with strategic planning advice on their property portfolios.
An Associate Planner for the company who has over 10 years planning experience, with particular expertise in providing planning and heritage advice on development affecting listed buildings, scheduled monuments and conservation areas.
Edward is a Chartered Town Planner and Practitioner member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and has advised both private and public sector landowners on all aspects of the Historic Environment through the various stages of the planning process - from site appraisals and input to design development through to application determination and the discharge of conditions. He regularly works on projects that include sensitive heritage issues which require close working with the Local Planning Authority and statutory consultees, including Historic England.
Before joining the team Edward has gained over 10 years experience at Montagu Evans, Terence O'Rourke and Parker Dann working on projects ranging from estate diversification and regeneration and renewable energy schemes to site promotions through Local Plans and securing listed building consent for private householders. This has involved working independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams to prepare and submit a wide range of planning and listed building applications and providing planning advice for clients including charitable bodies such as the Illuminated River Foundation, developers, dioceses, housebuilders, Housing Associations, Local Planning Authorities, National Grid, NHS Trusts, pension funds, Universities, and private householders and estates.
Edward has built up a comprehensive understanding of the planning and development process and his knowledge of current and emerging legislation, which he can draw upon to advise and represent clients through the process from project inception to securing consent.
Mike is an Associate Planner with 17 years’ experience, working in a number of development management roles within the public sector. Mike’s career to date has allowed him to gain a significant amount of knowledge and insight into the way in which councils operate, both in terms of officers and elected members of the council.
Before joining the company, Mike’s role was at the centre of the planning process, working closely with a number of different departments at Sevenoaks District Council, and externally with town and parish councils, planning consultants, architects, applicants and the general public. This has provided him with a complete spectrum of experience.
Mike has been the case officer for a large breadth of pre-application enquiries, planning applications, appeals and enforcement matters. These have related to the full range of development types in both an urban and rural setting and have included large scale residential and commercial developments.
Mike also has a detailed understanding of the plan making process, providing positive input into the preparation and drafting of two separate Local Plans.
With this knowledge and experience, Mike is competently able to guide and represent clients through the planning process, from the concept stage through to gaining the necessary permissions.