Private and householder clients

Whether it is extending your home, rebuilding it or making better use of any land or redundant buildings KLW is here to help. 

Private and Household

Within our planning function we undertake the following types of work;

  • Planning appraisals
  • Planning and allied applications
  • Appeals including expert witness services
  • Conservation and listed building proposals
  • Development Plans and representations
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Lawful Use and Development Certificates
  • Project planning management

Whether you are a landowner such as a farmer or are interested in securing enhanced value from your property, we can help. We are more than happy to carry out appraisals, review your development needs and advise on what can and cannot be achieved.

We are very experienced in securing a variety of schemes in the rural environment including the lifting of agricultural ties, conversions of buildings by utilizing the new permitted development rights, conversions of redundant farm buildings, diversification, equestrian use, leisure usages and other proposals in the countryside.

Householder applications often relate to an extension to a house or flat or on the land including the development of garages or drives. We can also assist individuals to secure replacement dwellings where appropriate.

Certificate of Lawful Use or Development (CLEUD) or Certificate of Lawfulness or Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD) is to regularise the lawful use or development and to establish whether a proposed use or development is lawful.

The recent legislation commonly referred to as ‘Permitted Development Rights’ allows for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential, retail, business, and many other uses subject to certain criteria.

planning services for barn conversions

Barn Conversions

Throughout the country, KLW has experience of converting historic and redundant barns and other rural buildings to form new homes, holiday lets and commercial enterprises. The company regularly has a number of barn conversions that it is seeking planning permission on at any one time. 

In this example KLW successfully negotiated the conversion of a Grade II Listed Barn to a residential use at Pottens Mill Lane, near Broad Oak, East Sussex.

Residential Extensions planning projects

Residential Extensions

Staying in the family home and adapting it to your needs can often result in exciting internal spaces. Planning regulation can allow for extensions without the need for planning permission and at KLW we will help you navigate through the General Permitted Development Order to achieve your objectives.

If planning permission is needed then key requirements often relate to design and the impact on neighbouring amenity. KLW will be happy to discuss your requirements in order to deliver your home extension.

planning for equestrian developments

Equestrian Development

KLW has successfully achieved planning permissions for a range of sand schools, ménages and equestrian facilities in areas restricted by countryside and Green Belt designations. 

Planning issues normally revolve around whether the proposed stables are for private use or as part of a business where stables are tenanted and/or lessons are provided. This type of development can often generate concerns about traffic and in some situations the effect of the proposed development on neighbouring houses. Local authorities also consider the effect of sand schools on the countryside therefore careful consideration should be given to choosing a location, providing details of the surface materials, and providing a detailed landscaping scheme.

A few recent private & household projects

Scrag Oak East Sussex

Scrag Oak, East Sussex

KLW secured planning permission to remove a restrictive planning condition which only allowed this building to be used as an annexe.…read more

Broomy Bank East Sussex 1

Broomy Bank, East Sussex

This was an exciting project to extend and redevelop the old game keepers cottage on the Nevill Estate. The building dates back to the late nineteenth century and although not listed has immense character.…read more

The Kings Arms Headcorn

The Kings Arms, Headcorn

KLW has successfully achieved a planning permission to convert this Grade II listed pub to a mix of commercial shop units and apartments, together with a new dwelling in what used to be the beer garden.…read more

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