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Goddard Planning Consultancy

Sole Practitioner & Associated Consultants | 

32-33 Watling Street

Telephone: 01227 643045
Mobile: 07885217666
Contact: Mike Goddard

Email: mgoddard@goddardplanning.co.uk or mg@goddardplanning.co.uk


32-33 Watling Street

Telephone: 01227 643045
Mobile: 07885217666
Contact: Mike Goddard

Email: mgoddard@goddardplanning.co.uk or mg@goddardplanning.co.uk

Mike Goddard BA DIPTP DMS MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

40 years experience in planning, including 13 years in local Government, latterly as principal planner at Gillingham Borough Council and Canterbury City Council. Former partner in a large firm of architects (Clague), Planning Inspector 1997 - 2000.

Vic Hester BA DIP UPI CMS MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

25 years planning experience, including senior consultant for Robert Turley Associates, senior planner at Bromley Council and senior planning officer and Local Plans Manager at Canterbury City Council.

Catherine Chism BA MCD MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Formerly senior planner at London Borough of Bromley and Tonbridge & Malling, with some 25 years of planning experience. 10 years in private practice across a wide range of urban and rural matters.


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Rural Regeneration, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms


Architecture, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Funding Applications, Viability Assessment


Distribution and Warehousing, Impact Tests, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Waste Disposal


Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Waste Local Plans

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services

Minerals & Waste

Landfill, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Independent Assessor, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Site Appraisals


Change of Use, Shops, Supermarkets, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      5
Total Professional Staff      3
Chartered Town Planners      3

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Canterbury-based practice with 3 Chartered Town Planners. We specialise in appraisals, applications and appeals and help those who want advice on the development potential of land and buildings or need assistance following refusals of permission. We cover most areas of planning and have wide experience of urban and rural issues.

We all have extensive experience in local government at a senior level and act as consultants for a number of local authorities. Mike Goddard is a former Planning Inspector.