Success in Gaining Planning Permission in Kent for Eight New Houses in The Kent Downs
We’re thrilled to share our achievement in securing planning permission in Kent to develop eight semi-detached and detached houses. The project is situated in The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Medway. This brownfield site was a former industrial unit located on the outskirts of Upper Halling.
Our clients chose Granit and an expert design team to handle pre-planning advice (PreApp) and a full planning permission application. We started with a comprehensive feasibility study, identifying various constraints and optimal solutions. Based on the study, a design was drafted and submitted to the local council as part of a PreApp. We received favourable feedback indicating that planning permission for eight units would likely be approved, and, working with the design team, we developed a full planning application submission.
The application faced several challenges, such as the development’s visual impact on the village and AONB, vehicular and pedestrian access, and potential impact on neighbours’ privacy and light. A collaborative effort with various consultants—Planning and Landscape (ICENI Projects), Ecology (Brindle&Green), Engineering and Drainage (Knapp Hicks), and Transport (TPA)—led to a scheme and subsequent submission for planning permission in Kent.
As the planning process encountered delays, we were quickly able to provide design solutions to meet the local planning authority’s queries. Finally, the committee granted planning permission for eight spacious houses in Kent, featuring a mix of two three and four-bedroom properties ranging from 900 – 1400 sqft / 84 – 130 sqm. The new residences are arranged in a rural cluster, ensuring privacy and scenic views across the Kent site.
You can see the approved site plan here:
This promising scheme in Kent is now up for sale. For inquiries on this or other prospective projects requiring planning permission in Kent, please contact us here. Our team is adept at assessing a development site’s viability and its potential for planning permission in Kent, no matter how challenging the site is.