Kent AONB logo (June-July)


Following previous approval for two homes at a former agricultural site on top of the Kent Downs, approval has been obtained this week for further seven new homes. These nine new homes will be set within an attractive rural landscape, which forms part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We continue to […]

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A C Goatham - Construction Underway Cold Store Facility (June)

Construction underway

It is always pleasing to see progress being made on buildings after Bloomfields has obtained planning permission, and equally pleasing when your efforts are recognised by others.  It was a welcome surprise therefore to get a mention in the June edition of South East Farmer magazine by the Scorpion Building team, who are building the […]

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Pascall Hatchgate Rankins - June 2018

9ha of polytunnels approved with ecological enhancements for SSSI AND 10ha of polytunnels approved

Bloomfields has successfully gained permanent consent for a total of 19ha of polytunnels on two green field sites for a soft fruit farmer, one site of which is adjacent to a SSSI river. An Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Opinion was submitted prior to the design and submission for the sensitive development, in order to ensure […]

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Cottage Farms Ltd (Browning C) - 5,000m2 of Development Approved (31 May)

5,000m2 of development approved to support the expansion of a business

Bloomfields has met its client’s requirement to obtain planning approval for a storage facility and yard extension within a required timeframe. This has made applying for grant funding possible. This is not only a fantastic planning achievement for the team and the client’s business, but one which has the potential to significantly reduce the build […]

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Kissock - equestrian use secured

Equestrian use secured for RSPCA fostering support

Bloomfields have successfully gained permission for the continued use of equestrian land adjacent to our client’s dwellinghouse for equestrian use. When our client purchased the land it had been used for the grazing of horses for over fifteen years. Our client wished to use the land to keep their own horses on and to provide […]

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Wheeler - conv of oast to 2 dwellings

Prior approval gained for change of use and conversion of former oast

Bloomfields have successfully gained prior approval for the change of use and conversion of an attractive former oast to two residential dwellings. The former oast was converted into a barn with integral agricultural workers mess. The application was prepared and submitted so that the client could maintain the workers accommodation as well as using the […]

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Strawberry plants

Mobile homes to support soft fruit business

Bloomfields have successfully gained consent for the storage of four mobile homes for seasonal agricultural workers, when they are not in use. This consent provides agricultural workers accommodation on the farm and allows for the necessary infrastructure to be put in place so that the mobile homes do not need to be removed when they […]

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002 - Size doesn't matter agri barn conv

size doesn’t matter in agricultural barn conversion

Bloomfields have given their client the opportunity to convert a small redundant brick barn to a house.  Whilst achieving such conversions are routine for Bloomfields, this case was slightly different in that the building proposed for conversion was only 25 square metres.  Although limited in size, now that permission has been achieved, this means the […]

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Agri portal frame bldg

Planning Permission to convert three large portal framed buildings

Bloomfields is pleased to have successfully obtained planning permission for the conversion of three large portal-framed buildings into detached dwellings. Following the Council’s determination that permitted development rights would not be available for the change of use of the buildings due to the imposition of a restrictive condition, we have managed to work with Officers […]

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Another day, another building permitted for conversion

Another client in the Ashford area is benefitting from planning permission for the conversion of a barn. Yet again this barn had a history of refused planning applications for conversion which were able to be picked apart by Bloomfields’ former Planning Officers. This time the barn was permitted due to the structural work required and […]

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