Our expertise in the South East, combined with our knowledge of the local market and economy, enables us to generate informative news and articles. Areas of interest include property and land, price trends, forecasts and legislation.

Please read our latest articles:

The Queen’s Green Canopy

Batcheller Monkhouse are proud to be raising awareness of The Queen’s Green Canopy. This initiative of planting over a million trees across the nation between October 2021 and March 2023 […]

Wear It Pink

In October 2022, Batcheller Monkhouse once again took part in Wear It Pink to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Now. Breast Cancer Now raise money every year […]

Careers Fair 2022

In October 2022, a team of our Rural Professionals had great success attending Careers Fairs at the Royal Agricultural University and Oxford Brookes University. Royal Agricultural University – Thursday 6th […]

Ploughing Matches 2022

During September 2022 many of our Rural Professionals, Agency, Lettings, Telecoms and Planning teams attended a number of Ploughing Matches across Kent and Sussex. Weald of Kent Ploughing Match The […]

Planning Success in Surrey

Timber Hill Road, Caterham – The Potential of Permitted Development Our Tunbridge Wells Planning Team, working alongside Mike Bliss Architecture ltd, have utilised the recently introduced Class MA Permitted Development […]

Bowel Cancer UK Charity Walk

On Saturday 23rd April staff from our Battle branch will be taking part in a 31 mile Charity Walk to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK. Charity Walk in Memory […]

Roof Extension, North London

Batcheller Monkhouse were instructed to submit a revised design for a roof extension to an existing block of flats to create 2 additional flats in North London. The Project Having […]

Farm Expo 2022

On Wednesday 2 March Batcheller Monkhouse were thrilled to be back at Farm Expo in Detling, Kent. The popular rural event which takes place at the Kent Showground includes trade […]

Planning Success in East Sussex and Kent

Our Planning Team have continued their success from last year and have hit the new year running securing 3 planning permissions in February 2022. New dwellings in Broad Oak Batcheller […]

Planning in 2022

As we welcome the New Year, there are several new Planning elements to look out for in 2022 including the Planning System Reform, Local Plans, Housing Delivery, Carbon-Neutral Homes and […]

Planning Approval – Operational Use Extension

Our Planning team were delighted to obtain approval to extend the operational use of a local farm shop and café. The farm shop and café is well known in Kent, […]

Water Neutrality

Just as we started getting on top of the Nitrate Neutrality issue on the South coast another issue has arisen affecting development proposals in the more inland areas relating to […]

Environmental Services Hub

A new service from Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Town Planners, Batcheller Monkhouse will help landowners, farmers and developers mitigate climate change and comply with new environmental legislation. Batcheller Monkhouse are […]

Sigma Strategic Land & Nitrate Neutrality

In June 2021, Clare Bartlett MRTPI PIEMA, Partner, took part in a Q&A with Sigma Strategic Land on the thorny issue of nitrate neutrality. Clare heads up the Batcheller Monkhouse […]

Arun District Council Calling for Sites

Arun District Council is calling for sites. They are inviting landowners to submit sites that will be available for housing or commercial development over the next 15 years. The sites […]

Planning Reform Bill

Planning Update: The Planning Reform Bill A new Planning Reform Bill has been announced in the Queens Speech delivered at this weeks opening of Parliament. The purpose of the Bill […]

Southampton to Heathrow Aviation Fuel Pipeline

Next year should see the construction of Esso’s new 90km Southampton to Heathrow aviation fuel pipeline. This will be replacing the original one which was installed in the 1960s. Batcheller […]

RTPI Virtual Event

This week, Harriet Richardson, Associate Planner and Nick Webb, Planning Assistant, were involved in a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) event on Microsoft Teams. Harriet is chair of the Kent Young […]

Planning Success

It has been a very busy couple of months for the Batcheller Monkhouse Planners. Since lockdown we have received 49 planning instructions, from single dwellings up to 578 houses. We […]

New Permitted Development Rights to Come into Effect in England

New permitted development rights have recently been announced in England as part of the UK Government’s plans to reform the planning system and fast track the development of new homes. […]

Planning for the Future

The Government has today published Planning for the Future, a consultation document outlining widespread proposed changes to the planning system. We are excited to see how the change will be […]

Business and Planning Bill

The Government has introduced a  Business and Planning Bill featuring a series of measures designed to support businesses and developers in England with their response to the pandemic. These include: […]

Do you own land in the Wealden District?

Wealden District Council is looking for new development sites and land as part of the preparation of its new local plan. The Council are asking landowners to come forward with […]

Businesses operate on a takeaway basis (Coronavirus)

This week the Government announced further restrictions to daily life and activity. Whilst essential to help curb the spread of Coronavirus this will add to the already intense pressure our […]