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Beth Watts

Senior Associate

BSc(Hons) AssocRTPI
01892 831600
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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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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