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Beth has worked in the planning profession since graduating from Lancaster University in 2008.Following a year working independently for developers, Beth was approached by a local planning consultancy to join them as a trainee Planning Consultant. Here she learnt to successfully negotiate and present a range of rural planning applications and appeals. In 2013, Beth moved to another Kent planning practice where she developed her skills further, working on a variety of projects before joining Bloomfields as a Planning Consultant in 2015. The mainstay of Beth’s work is focussed on rural planning issues and sites in the countryside.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- BSc (Hons) degree Geography and Environmental Management (June 2008).
- Associate Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
- Beth’s experience in working for a local firm offering hard and soft landscaping services, means she has a working knowledge when designing landscaping schemes. This enables her to justify applications having regard to local topography, planting schemes and soil structure.
- Beth is invited to attend planning agent meetings with local Councils where she establishes and maintains working relationships with planning officers and keeps abreast of local planning issues
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT
- Working with a team to obtain planning permission for the redevelopment of an entire Kentish Farmstead; including the residential development of a three kiln oast, three Kentish barns, pack house, cold store, hopper huts, cart lodge and modern barn all within the curtilage listing of a Grade II farmhouse.
- Preparing the first Farmstead Assessment Framework for English Heritage in relation to the redevelopment of the farmstead for a developer.
- Securing planning permission for permanent polytunnels which allowed her client to confidently invest in infrastructure for the future.
- Obtaining planning permission to change the use of a variety of buildings to offer diversification on a number of farms in Kent and East Sussex.
- Beth’s own experiences in horse riding have been pivotal in her successfully obtaining planning permission at a number of equestrian facilities for stables, barns and sand schools
- Working, walking and cuddling four spaniels!
- Ferreting, keeping chickens, and running a ‘the good life’ smallholding.
- Working with her partner on hard and soft landscaping.