Planning Advice

Over 13 years of delivering commercially valuable expert results.

About Kew Planning

KEW Planning is an independent planning consultancy providing professional, commercially valuable planning advice in relation to acquisition of sites (due diligence); advising on planning strategies, preparation of planning applications and appeals.


The approach is one which anticipates the requirements of clients and appreciates the wider context. We will commit to understand as fully as possible your strategic direction and operating model as this, based on our experience, will lead to proactive and innovative solutions.


With particular reference to our planning and project management skills, KEW has an exceptional record at delivering developments for a range of clients in various sectors.

KEW is experienced at managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver complex planning permissions within strict timelines. Our ability to advise clients on the right partners and to secure planning permission which is deliverable sets us apart from our competition.

Bringing innovative and proactive ideas to this project, which are derived from our extensive experience from delivering major projects.


The go all-out to maximise value, ensuring that proposals receive planning permission. KEW has an excellent track record – achieving a 98% success rate for gaining Planning Permissions. KEW aims to limit the cost of the process, whilst picking the best path to success.

Managing Director,  Kathryn Williams

KEW Planning was created in July 2018, following 13 years’ working in two multi-disciplinary practices in the private sector. This involved working predominantly within the South East of England and South Wales.

KEW Planning understands the complex nature of the planning system, which is consistently being updated to make the planning process quicker and easier.  However, all these legislative amendments can complicate the system.


KEW Planning has the knowledge and experience to help guide you through this complicated system. We will provide reliable advice to help maximise the development potential of your land / site, and present sound strategies to deliver a successful outcome, within project timescales.  

KEW Planning has particular experience of:

  • Heritage assets (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas).
  • Residential development (affordable housing, market housing and student housing).
  • Commercial development (offices, industrial and warehouse units, and retail).
  • Healthcare (hospital and life sciences).
  • Education (Private Institutions, Academies, High Schools).

What People Say...

A Highly Motivated Planning Professional!

"Kathryn is a highly motivated planning professional offering an excellent service to her clients. Kathryn is very knowledgeable and provides realistic and commercial planning advice which can be relied upon to make sound business decisions. Kathryn has the ability to develop a strategy to overcome planning obstacles and promote sites through the planning system. Kathryn is also happy to take on the more challenging sites and would be a valued member of any Design Team."

Rhys Parry MRICS  //  Pobl Group

Extremely Professional, Diligent, Competent, Knowledgeable & Proactive!

"Kathryn has undertaken some work for Milton Keynes Council helping to assess and process planning applications covering key strategic sites for Milton Keynes. I consider Kathryn to be extremely professional, diligent, competent, knowledgeable and proactive in her approach. Kathryn has exceeded expectations."

Brett Leahy  //  Chief Planning Officer at Milton Keynes Council

Extremely Knowledgeable, Meet Tight Deadlines!

"Kathryn is very competent at her job, extremely knowledgeable as a planner, driven in her dealings and negotiations with planning officers, able to meet tight deadlines when also managing other consultants (some who have challenging traits), challenges us as a client when we might be on the wrong track and is always up-to-date with national, regional and local government planning policy and how it could affect Fusion as a student accommodation developer."

Paul Miles  //  Fusion Students

Sound And Robust Planning Advice!

"Kathryn has provided sound and robust planning advice through the preparation of planning appraisals / statements, or pre-application meetings, which has aided in the marketing and disposal of several sites from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) portfolio. The town planning service the MoJ has received from Kathryn has assisted in obtaining extremely good capital receipts on these sites specifically. Kathryn is highly professional, provides regular client feedback and good quality advice/reports."

Guy Egerton-Smith  //  Ministry of Justice

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