We are delighted to report that an application for a £1.5 million expansion of Evegate business park has been approved.  Wharfe Rural Planning Consultants were appointed by the Evegate Partnership to prepare a market led business plan for Evegate Business Park, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent.The business plan was instrumental in providing the commercial justification for the development in the open countryside.   Identifying the opportunities in the market and how Evegate could continue to differentiate itself from other business parks was fundamental to mapping a successful future for the partnership. With a clear market strategy defined, we then identified three strategies to exploit the market opportunities by analysing:

  • Operations
  • Financial accounts / projections
  • Property stock

This then provided the information necessary for the partnership, consultants and local planning authority to approve a sustainable future for this valuable rural business resource in Ashford District.