• General planning advice
  • Development appraisals
  • Development plan monitoring
  • Obtaining planning permissions
  • Planning statements
  • Site promotion
  • Liaison with local authorities
  • Committee presentations
  • Objection letters
  • Submission of appeals


KG Planning Ltd is a chartered town planning consultancy that provides professional advice to companies and individuals across Lancashire and the North West of England.  Advice and services are provided with regards to all aspects of planning and development matters.

Kate is a chartered town planner with 20 years of planning experience gained from both the public and private sectors.  Kate has previously worked for Bolton Metro, Rossendale Borough Council and Lancashire County Council as well as managing a national telecoms team at GVA Grimley.  During this time Kate has built up a positive working relationship with many of the Local Planning Authorities in the area.

 Kate has been involved in a wide range of projects including the successful promotion of sites through the development plan process, site evaluation and appraisals, the preparation of planning statements and the submission of planning applications for a wide range of developments.


  • KG Planning Ltd

    2016 - Current

    Chartered Town Planning Consultant providing independent planning advice on all aspects of the planning process. The promotion of sites in emerging local plan documents, the assessment of sites for development potential, pre-application advice, the preparation of planning statements and the submission of planning applications and appeals.

  • Lancashire County Council

    Planning and Review Officer
    2004 - Current

    Town Planning responsibility for managing the County Councils property portfolio. With a remit to monitor local plans and promote surplus sites through the development plan process, undertake development potential appraisals, submit planning applications and provide planning updates and advice to Property colleagues.

  • Rossendale Borough Council

    Senior Development Management Officer
    2003 - Current

    Senior Development Management Officer dealing with pre-application discussions, major planning applications, appeals and S106 negotiations.   Management responsibility for an area-based team and for the preparation and presentation of reports at planning committee.

  • GVA Grimley

    Head of Planning - Telecoms
    2000 - Current

    Head of Planning – Telecoms with management responsibility for a national team, client care, work generation and financial management.  Multi-disciplinary site visits, close liaison with Local Planning Authorities and the submission of applications and appeals.

  • Bolton Metro

    Planning Officer
    1996 - Current

    Experience within both the Economic and Physical Development Unit and Development Control sections of the authority.  Involvement in City Challenge and Single Regeneration Budget grant regimes and the determination of planning applications.


Turton High School - 8 GCSE’s and 3 A-levels                        1984-1991
Coventry University - BSc Hons Geography and Economics   1991-1994

University of Manchester  - Master of Town Planning              1994-1996

Clubs and Associations

Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

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