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KEW Planning wins at the RTPI Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence

KEW Planning is overjoyed to have won the RTPI Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence for Small Planning Consultancy of the Year. We are absolutely elated to have this female-led business win such a prestigious award.   The Judges said: “KEW is a consultancy that can clearly demonstrate that it can achieve positive planning solutions for … Continued

Success with Four Year Public Sector Framework

Success in securing a top ranking on the public sector LHC Framework for Planning Consultancy Services in South East Wales; Mid Wales; South West Wales; Dorset & Somerset; Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath areas. This was a major achievement for the practice, with only 5 others allocated a place on this four year framework.

Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations to Come Into Force in November

The UK Government has made it compulsory for property developers to set out how their proposed development will deliver at least 10% biodiversity net gain (with a few exemptions) from November 2023. This government initiative will help ensure developments produce thriving places for plants and wildlife alongside meeting community needs. This ‘nature positive’ requirement will … Continued

What Changes to Planning Legislation and Policy is the UK Government Looking to Introduce for Short Term Lets and Associated Permitted Development Rights?

The UK Government has proposed a number of changes to the Town and Country Planning) 1987, as amended and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended, and the Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended. The proposals only … Continued

KEW Planning Kathryn Williams judges Co-Star Impact Awards

KEW Planning Managing Director Kathryn Williams was a judge at the 2023 Co-Star Impact Awards and assisted in advising on three categories in the competition. The categories included: Commercial Development of the Year, Lease of the Year and Sale/Acquisition of the Year. The event celebrates innovative and professional commercial real estate practitioners by commending successful … Continued

What changes are proposed to Planning Policy Wales relating to Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Trees and Woodlands and Green Infrastructure?

The Welsh Government has proposed a number of changes to the Planning Policy Wales to strengthen practice on Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), tree and woodlands and green infrastructure. It aims to improve biodiversity and the resilience of ecosystems in Wales. The changes are outlined over 21 pages in the proposed changes document.  What … Continued

We were shortlisted for the 2023 Cardiff Life Awards!

We are delighted announce that KEW Planning was nominated as a finalist for the 2023 Cardiff Life Awards in the property category. We are extremely grateful to have been shortlisted alongside a number of other impressive companies. It is fantastic to have received recognition for the high-quality, professional service that we provide.