News

2017

Autumn Roundup

Autumn 2017 has proved to be a busy period for DHA’s Planning, Transport, Urban Design and Environment teams. Read More

Vicarage Field

13 bespoke dwellings in Linton, Maidstone have been approved at Maidstone Planning Committee. Read More

House of the Year 2017

Caring Wood by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell has been named as the RIBA House of the Year 2017. Read More

Autumn Budget 2017

Yesterday saw the long-awaited delivery of Chancellor Philip Hammond's second budget which revealed a number of key announcements with a strong emphasis on 'fixing the broken housing market’ and ‘restoring the dream of home ownership'. Read More

Royal Marine Seal of Approval!

A group of DHA, Kier Construction and Bailey Partnership staff took to Lympstone in Devon for a unique Marine experience. Read More

2017 Kent Property Market Report

The annual guide to investment and development in Kent. Read More

New dwellings for Singleton

Reserved matters have been secured for land in Singleton, Ashford for the construction of 12 dwellings. Read More

American Oast

Building on our experience on change of use applications, an American Oast near Collier Street has been approved for conversion from an agricultural building to residential use. Read More

Tunbridge Wells Housing

DHA Transport helped secure planning permission for two residential schemes in the middle of Tunbridge Wells in October, following negotiations with the Highways Officer. Read More

Wares Farm Groundbreaking Ceremony

A sod turning ceremony took place at Wares Farm yesterday to celebrate the first day of construction for a new packhouse for Berry Gardens. Read More

DHA do the Fan Dance

A group of DHA staff headed to the Brecon Beacons over the weekend to take on the infamous SAS Fan Dance training route. Read More

Staff Promotions

The Directors of DHA Planning are delighted to announce a number of promotions at DHA. Read More

Palm Paper Topping Out Ceremony

David Harvey attend a Topping Out Ceremony at Palm Paper, Kings Lynn, for the new Combined Heat and Power Plant. Read More

Summer News

Summer 2017 has been one of the busiest on record, having secured consent for over 600 new homes, 30,000 sqm of commercial space and 3 schools in the past 3 months alone. Read More

New Permitted Development Right

New rights to convert small industrial buildings to housing to come into effect on 1st October aimed at further increasing the supply of housing. Read More

Annex Extension

Listed building consent granted for countryside annex. Read More

Mayor Opens Road at KMC

DHA were joined by Malcolm Greer, Mayor of Maidstone on 9 August 2017 for the official opening of Gidds Pond Way at Kent Medical Campus. Read More

Regis Manor Primary School

Working with Kent County Council and Pellings, DHA has gained approval for a new school building in Sittingbourne. Read More

Heritage Development

Two houses get the go ahead in Maidstone Borough. Read More

Ashford School Places

Continuing our work in the education sector, DHA Transport acted on behalf of the John Wallis Academy Primary school in relation to the proposed relocation of the school. Read More

Green Belt Dwelling

Following on from other several appeal successes in 2017, DHA has secured permission at appeal for a replacement dwelling and outbuildings in the Sevenoaks Green Belt. Read More

Ashdown Forest Development

Mid Sussex District Council yesterday released guidance on their interim approach to assessing planning applications for potential impact on the Ashdown Forest Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Read More

Canterbury Student Accommodation

DHA attended the opening of Palamon Court in Canterbury which will provide luxury accommodation for Canterbury students. Read More

RTPI Kent Young Planners Event

Join the Kent Young Planners' for a session on Transport Planning Essentials. Read More

Berry Gardens Distribution Centre

DHA has secured a resolution to grant full planning consent for the construction of a 13,991sqm soft fruit packing and distribution packhouse for Berry Gardens Ltd. Read More

Paragraph 55 approval

Permission has been granted for a new paragraph 55 house in Bush End. Read More

GDM Architects Inter Company Tournament

GDM Architects held their annual 6-A-Side Football Tournament on Tuesday 20 June. Read More

RIBA South East Awards 2017

Caring Wood receives a RIBA South East and RIBA South East Sustainability Award. Read More

Spring News

The widely anticipated Housing White Paper was released earlier this year which set out the Government's reforms to "fix the broken housing market". Read More

Appeal Success

Following the refusal of permission in 2016 by Maidstone Borough Council the appeal has been granted. Read More

Tonbridge Wells Local Plan Issues & Options

As reported previously, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council needs to significantly increase the amount of housing planned for within its administrative area. The Council has an identified need for at least 12,960 houses (648 per year) between 2013-2033, which is more than double its previous target of 300 homes per year. Read More

Wyevale Garden Centre

Working closely with the Parish Council and the Local Residents Association, DHA Planning has secured planning permission for nine new dwellings on the former Wyevale Garden Centre in Upper Harbledown. Read More

Expanding Dartford's Schools

Building on the Department of Education's commitment to provide more school places, DHA has secured consent for the expansion of two primary schools. Read More

Geographical Information System

DHA offer a Geographical Information System (GIS) service that can provide a variety of maps to help visualise data, identify patterns and aid decision making. Read More

Transport Planning Issues in Kent

A presentation to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Read More

Woodham Hall, Hawkhurst

16 new homes approved in Hawkhurst. Read More

Winterbourne Woods Quarry

Four new homes for Quarry site near Faversham. Read More

Spa Town Extension

Permission has been granted for a new housing development and primary school in Hawkenbury, Tunbridge Wells. Read More

Light Industrial Buildings to Dwellings

Statutory Instrument 332 came into force on the 6th April 2016, which provided a number of updates on the General Permitted Development Order 2015 and introduces new powers which allow for the change of use of light industrial (Class B1(c)) buildings to dwellings. Read More

What does the Housing White Paper mean for the planning system?

The Government's long awaited Housing White Paper was published yesterday and contains a range of measures which the Government says will help deliver more housing.  Read More

Springfield Park

DHA has secured resolution to grant permission for 310 apartments in Maidstone. Read More

Kent Medical Campus Extension

10 year planning permission approved. Read More

DHA Winter News

An update on our latest success. Read More

Heart of Kent Hospice

DHA will be supporting Heart of Kent Hospice as our charity for 2017. Read More