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Gary Mickelborough

Paddock Wood Office: 01892 831 600
Hythe Office: 01303 814 444
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Gary is a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Director of Bloomfields and Lambert & Foster. Gary has a Bachelors degree in Geography with Tourism, and a Masters degree in Planning Policy and Practice. He initially spent 7 years in the public sector as a former Planning Officer with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Gary moved to the private sector in 2014 when he was asked to assist with the succession of Bloomfields following its merger with Lambert & Foster in 2013. Since then, Gary has balanced his planning and business focusses. In his approach to planning work, Gary combines an acute understanding of legislation and planning policy with the procedural requirements of Councils; being the lead consultant with respect to ensuring the professionalism and quality of approach to planning and design matters. From a business point of view, Gary has worked to ensure the practice has adopted delegation procedures which have streamlined efficiencies and increased income which has, in turn, enabled growth.


  • Bachelors degree in Geography with Tourism at Canterbury Christchurch University.
  • Masters degree in Planning Policy and Practice at London South Bank University.
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Gary has attended and presented at Planning Committees for and against the Council. He has also defended and challenged appeals from both sides of the fence.
  • Gary is a meticulous planner driven by results. He takes pride in being at the fore-front of interpreting legislative changes, most notably permitted development rights.


  • Whilst at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council 
(TWBC), Gary dealt with several high-profile planning applications as a Planning Officer, covering a vast array of schemes from residential to commercial, from the construction of care homes to the erection of large-scale cold stores.
  • He represented TWBC and the Development Management department during two major corporate changes.
  • Gary has been Bloomfields lead consultant in dealing with the conversion of buildings to dwellings. He has worked closely with Lambert & Foster’s agency department to generate onward sale of such properties at significantly increased values.


  • Keen footballer playing at a competitive standard and takes pride in having scored in the first round proper of the FA Cup!
  • Enjoys travelling and reading and, whilst not known for his cooking skills, Gary can sometimes be found making oat cookies with his three young daughters



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