Kent Planning

Independent Planning and Development Advisers

Meet the Team


Office Support

Mike Simmonds BA DMS MRTPI

Mike started his own business as an Independent Town Planner in December 1988. His working background previously was in local government planning offices.  Mike started off working from home, but as business continued to grow and projects became more exciting and demanding, a professional team and administration office was recruited.  Mike is now Planning Director and also provides Honorary planning services to local community groups.

Karen Chandler ~ Office Manager

Karen joined Mike in May 2000. She started off on a part-time basis doing secretarial and administration duties.  She is now the Office Manager full time managing her team of three.  Karen's previous background has been mainly secretarial and office based, skills that she has applied to great effect in the smooth running and growth of the business.

Wendy Penn ~ Clerk Typist

Wendy joined Kent Planning in October 2004 as a Clerk Typist.  She manages the day to day diary  of the planners and other office duties and has proved to be a great asset to Kent Planning's team.

Lucy Stone BA(Hons) DipTP

Lucy joined Kent Planning in July 2004.  She is a graduate of the School of the Environment at Oxford Brookes University, having studied Town & Country Planning at Degree and Diploma level. Lucy  manages her own caseload parallel to

Planning Director: Mike Simmonds BA DMS MRTPI         Office Manager:  Karen Chandler
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