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Dual committee success at Swansea – Christopher Rise, Pontlliw and The Dingle, Caswell

GJP have recently secured committee approval for two schemes in Swansea, South Wales. These include the resolution to grant planning permission for the residential development of Land off Christopher Rise for 11 dwellings, including 2 affordable dwellings.

 

In addition, Committee members resolved to approve a full planning application which sought permission for the construction of a single dwelling within the grounds of a registered historic park and gardens at ‘The Dingle’, Caswell. It was considered that the proposals complied with both national and local policies through the high quality of design proposed, along with the proposal allowing for the retention and long term safeguarding of the historic dingle gardens, which the applicants have successfully restored over a number of years. The application gained great support from local residents, the local ward councillor, and with CADW also fully supportive of the proposal.

 

These successful outcomes, on two diverse projects, are the culmination of considerable work by the practice to firstly negotiate Officer recommendation for approval on each, and subsequent committee approval.

Promotion News

GJP are delighted to announce that Zoe Williams has been promoted to a Senior Planner. Zoe, who joined the team as a Planner in July 2015, has gained further experience and knowledge in spatial planning during her time at the company. Zoe is continuing to work towards her full RTPI membership after securing her Associate… >>

Sponsorship of Cardiff University School of Geography and Planning Football Club

GJP are pleased to announce that they are the official sponsors of the Cardiff University School of Geography and Planning Football Club. The team is a student run club who field two teams in the IMG football leagues against approximately 26 other student teams. As well as competing against other students, they also play a… >>

Land at Abbey Road, Ewenny – Enabling Development of Ewenny Priory

GJP secured Outline and Reserved Matters consent for the erection of five detached dwellings, access arrangements, landscaping and associated works. The application was submitted as an ‘enabling development’ to facilitate the restoration of the Ewenny Priory. The site also lies within a green wedge.   >>

Success for Vale of Glamorgan Affordable Homes Scheme at Committee

GJP has secured consent for a scheme of 11 affordable homes on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Council. The application was granted permission at Planning Committee on the 6th July 2017. The scheme provides seven, two storey dwellings and four bungalows on an area of land allocated for housing within the Vale’s recently adopted… >>

New Members of the Team

We are pleased to welcome two new members to our team here at GJP. Jessica Jones has joined as an Associate Planner who will be leading up one of the Teams. We also welcome Holly Martin who has joined us as a Graduate Planner having recently graduated from Cardiff University.  >>

Appeal Success for Student Scheme at SA1, Swansea

GJP secured planning permission for a 500 student bed scheme at Plot A1, Kings Road, Swansea Waterfront. The appeal was allowed and permission granted by The Planning Inspectorate on 29th June 2017. The case constructed by GJP included a consideration of the appropriateness of the scale, form and design of the building, the level of… >>

Consent Approved

GJP have secured Reserved Matters consent at a site off Abbey Road, Ewenny. The scheme comprises five detached dwellings which were approved at Outline in April 2016. The Reserved Matters application granted approval for all matters which were reserved, namely access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. >>

RTPI Chartered Town Planner

Jack Pugsley, an employee at Geraint John Planning, has become a Chartered Town Planner, the ultimate qualification for the profession awarded exclusively by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). >>

RTPI Membership

We are pleased to announce that Zoe Williams has recently become an Associate member of the RTPI. Zoe, who graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Law, submitted her application for Associate membership after completing the necessary three years experience in spatial planning. Zoe will now begin to work towards the next step of… >>

Barn Conversion to Dwelling and Holiday Let Appeal Success

GJP secured planning permission for the conversion of a series of barns in the Vale of Glamorgan countryside to  residential and holiday let use. The appeal focussed on the relative accessibility and sustainability of the site and the benefit of renovating and re-using of fine traditional stone buildings. Both factors were found to weigh in… >>

Student Accommodation Scheme Approved in Gloucester City Centre

GJP secured committee approval for the construction of a new student accommodation scheme for 295 bedrooms, including student flats, studio flats and town houses in Gloucester city centre. The application, set within a Conservation Area and on top of a scheduled ancient monument >>

Dual committee success at Bridgend – Former Ogmore Social Club and Cefn Cribwr

GJP have recently secured committee approval for two schemes in Bridgend, South Wales. These include the resolution to grant planning permission for the re-development of a vacant and derelict site to provide a mixed-use development, which will provide 18, 100% affordable housing units and 2 retail units. >>

Committee Success in Coventry

GJP secured the renewal of an outline consent for the redevelopment of a vacant Evening Telegraph site in Coventry city centre. The approved application comprised >>

Planning Application Approved for Ford Transit Centre

GJP have secured planning permission for the proposed redevelopment of an employment site on Penarth Road, Cardiff to provide a Fordthorne van sales and repair centre. GJP were instructed following a previously refused planning application earlier in the year, and successfully overcame the reason for refusing the previous application. >>

Appeal Success at Howell’s School, LLandaff

Planning and listed building consent were issued in relation to the erection of a new sports pavilion linked to the Grade II* Listed Building at Howells School within a conservation area together with a floodlit synthetic sports pitch. The proposals provide modern sporting and viewing facilities – >>

Barn Conversion to Dwelling Appeal Success

GJP secured planning permission for the residential conversion of a barn in the Vale of Glamorgan countryside, which started its life as a corn mill in the early 19th Century. The case constructed by GJP focussed on the relative accessibility and sustainability of the site and the benefit of renovating and re-using a fine traditional stone… >>

St Clare’s Convent Application Approved at Committee

GJP secured outline planning permission for the Sisters of Poor Clare for a residential redevelopment of the site providing 12 units. The site’s location within a conservation area and containing many features of architectural merit required a sensitive approach to ensure that the character and appearance of the area is preserved and enhanced. >>

PLANNING SUCCESS FOR PARK HOMES IN GREEN BELT

GJP have secured planning permission for 14 Park Homes on a green belt site in Warrington for Arbor Living. The application was granted permission at Warrington Council’s Planning Committee on 28th April 2016 after securing a positive Officer recommendation for the scheme. Given the sensitivities surrounding the site’s location, a carefully considered planning case was… >>