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Limited Company | www.bloomfieldsltd.co.uk

77 Commercial Road
Paddock Wood
TN12 6DS

Telephone: 01892 831600
Contact: Mr Tom Ogden

Email: info@bloomfieldsltd.co.uk

Website: www.bloomfieldsltd.co.uk


77 Commercial Road
Paddock Wood
TN12 6DS

Telephone: 01892 831600
Contact: Mr Tom Ogden

Email: info@bloomfieldsltd.co.uk

Mr Tom Ogden BSc (Hons) MRICS MBIAC AssocRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Tom Ogden

Thomas is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), qualifying in 2010. He spent 5 years working for a well known local firm of planning surveyors predominantly specialising in rural and urban fringe planning. Thomas has experience in preparing a range of planning applications, particularly ones in sensitive environments. He has managed consultation events to deliver to the general public, prepared witnesses to present evidence in support of cases, and has himself presented cases to Parish Councils, Planning Committees and the Planning Inspectorate. Thomas is also a Member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants planning division and an Associate member of the RTPI.

Mr Gary Mickelborough  BSc MA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr  Gary Mickelborough

Gary is an experienced planner and Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He spent over 6 years working as a senior Planning Officer within the Development Management section of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. There he managed a large and varied caseload of planning applications, which included new housing, and care homes, agricultural and commercial developments. Gary brings to Bloomfields his well trained eye for making recommendations for the determination of planning applications on behalf of a Local Planning Authority. This provides invaluable advantages for the preparation of planning applications, producing robust appeal statements and making representations at informal hearings and at planning committee meetings.

Mr Sam Finnis BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr  Sam Finnis

Sam is a Chartered Town Planner and member of the RTPI. He has an RTPI accredited Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Sam has worked for 4 different Councils in Kent and Sussex. This has included working both as part of enforcement team and in development management. This experience has given Sam a sound knowledge of legislation and planning policy which is put into practice when understanding the procedural requirements of Councils. Sam has extensive experience in dealing with appeal proceedings for urban, rural and commercial cases.


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Conservation Areas, Historic Building Restoration, Listed Buildings

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Wind Farms


Design Layout, Masterplanning

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Waste Disposal

Information Technology



Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans


Land use, Ports

Minerals & Waste

Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Schools / Community Buildings

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Out of Town Sites, Shops

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Guest Houses / B&B, Hotels, Marinas, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Tourism


Airports, Car Parks, Ports

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Rural & Village Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      11
Total Professional Staff      9
Chartered Town Planners      3
Chartered Surveyors      5

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Practice details

Established in 1994, this practice offers a range of planning services in the south-east for both the public and private sectors (including developers, businesses, householders and third parties such as residents' groups). The company has built an excellent reputation for providing sound and honest advice and offering a first class, cost-effective professional service.

Main Planning Services

Planning applications, Listed Building Consents, Conservation Area Consents, Advertisement Consents, site appraisals, development plan representations, Written Representation appeals, attendance at Hearings, expert witness at Public Inquiries, preparing instructions for barristers, acting as lead consultant, enforcement and Lawful Development Certificates. See Bloomfields website for more details.

Examples of recent projects

These range in scale and include:

  • Commercial and residential development in Green Belt.
  • Residential and commercial conversions of buildings.
  • Residential developments ranging from single plots to 100+ houses throughout the south-east.
  • Office developments.
  • Major refurbishment of FE College.
  • Complex Lawful Development Certificate applications and appeals.
  • Resolution of long-standing enforcement issues affecting commercial premises.
  • Strategic Land Promotion.
  • Re-development of airport.
  • Advising on agricultural permitted development rights.
  • Prior notification applications.
  • Resolving enforcement matters.

Contact Details

  • Tel: 01892 831600
  • Email: info@bloomfieldsltd.co.uk
  • Web: www.bloomfieldsltd.co.uk