Read our article in South East Farmer, Oct 2022 Edition.

Great Thorn Farm is an idyllic location in its own hamlet known locally as Marden Thorn, just outside Marden, a popular Kentish village on the train line into London. Now known as Martin’s View, the location is home to a hamlet of family homes now brought to the market by Lambert & Foster.

Many in the area have questioned how planning permission was obtained for such a new build scheme in this part of the Kentish Weald surrounded by open countryside. The background is quite complex and involved a number of co-ordinated preliminary applications to set about utilising Permitted Development Rights, and maximising the amount of leverage to support the final comprehensive planning application for development at the site.

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