hobbs-parkerA planning expert with international experience has been welcomed into the Hobbs Parker Property Consultants team.

Jonathan Lee joins the firm as a Senior Planning Consultant with almost 30 years of experience, including working in the public and private sector. For the last six years he has been based in Provence, France.

Jonathan said: “I really enjoy the variety of work involved in planning, in particular having the ability to get out and about within Kent, which is something I particularly enjoyed when I previously worked at Hobbs Parker and am happy to have returned to. We’ve got a friendly, multidisciplinary team which covers an interesting range of topics so there is always something to get stuck into.”

He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and studied for a degree and postgraduate diploma at Southbank University. Previous roles have included Head of Planning Services for a private architecture firm and Senior Planning Officer for a borough council. Before heading to France, Jonathan had also worked at Hobbs Parker Property Consultants.

In his spare time Jonathan enjoys the calm of bee keeping and fly fishing, and cooking Provencal food, but admits the fishing is mostly down to luck.

A topic Jonathan has paid particular attention to recently is the change to permitted development rights in relation to agriculture. To find out more about the possible impact of the new regulations or how they could affect development on your farm, call him on 01233 506201, email, or see


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