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PROMOTION NEWS

GJP are delighted to announce that Alex Smith has been promoted to Associate Planner. Whilst Luke Grattarola has been promoted to Senior Planner, and Holly Martin promoted to Planner.

COMMITTEE SUCCESS FOR 3 DETACHED DWELLINGS IN PORTHCAWL

COMMITTEE SUCCESS FOR 3 DETACHED DWELLINGS IN PORTHCAWL

GJP secured approval for a 3 unit scheme in Newton, Porthcawl after receiving a unanimous vote for approval by Bridgend County Borough Council Members on 11th October. The proposal will see the development of an infill plot of land within the Newton Conservation Area, which was considered by Officers to compliment and enhance the Newton… >>

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED AT APPEAL FOR 20 AFFORDABLE DWELLINGS IN LAMPETER

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED AT APPEAL FOR 20 AFFORDABLE DWELLINGS IN LAMPETER

GJP has secured Planning Permission for a 20 affordable dwelling development in Lampeter for Hacer Developments Ltd, after an appeal was allowed by the Planning Inspectorate on 2nd October 2018. GJP acted as the Planning Consultant for the original planning application which was presented to the Ceredigion County Council Planning Committee Meeting on 11th April… >>

COMMITTEE SUCCESS FOR 81 UNITS IN STEYNTON

COMMITTEE SUCCESS FOR 81 UNITS IN STEYNTON

GJP secured approval for a 81 unit scheme at Steynton, Milford Haven after receiving a unanimous vote for approval by Pembrokeshire County Council Members on 2nd October. The proposal will see the development of an allocated site and will provide a mix of housing, contributing to addressing need for housing in the local area. The… >>

DELEGATED APPROVAL FOR EXTENSION TO COMMERCIAL UNIT

DELEGATED APPROVAL FOR EXTENSION TO COMMERCIAL UNIT

GJP have recently gained planning permission (through delegated approval) for the extension of the existing Euro Commercials Mercedes-Benz unit in Newport. The proposal sought consent for a two bay extension of the existing workshop unit, as well as the erection of associated signage. As such, a separate application for advertisement consent was submitted, which was… >>

Removal Of Restrictive Covenant Allows The Development Of 44 Homes

Removal Of Restrictive Covenant Allows The Development Of 44 Homes

In January 2017 Rhonnda Cynon Taf County Borough Council granted permission for the redevelopment of Aberdare Girls School to provide 26 no. flats and 18 no. new build houses. However, the site was subject to a restrictive covenant which prevented the property and land from being used for anything other than a school or recreation… >>

Committee Approval for 361-bed Student Accommodation in Cardiff

Committee Approval for 361-bed Student Accommodation in Cardiff

GJP secured committee approval for the construction of a new student accommodation scheme for 361 bedrooms in Cardiff. The application was considered to be a high quality scheme, which represented an enhancement on a previously approved scheme on the site with a similar footprint and scale of development for circa 200 beds. The proposal will… >>

Double Success for 3G Sports Pitch and Floodlighting at Bolton School

Following committee approval for a 3G Sports Pitch including floodlighting at Bolton School, Bolton, GJP successfully appealed the removal of two conditions attached to the permission. The two conditions we appealed related to a temporary 12-month permission and noise levels. The inspector allowed the appeal and deleted the two conditions from the decision notice. Importantly,… >>

RTPI Chartered Town Planner

Luke Grattarola has become a Chartered Town Planner, the ultimate qualification for the profession awarded exclusively by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The 25-year-old planner, who joined the practice in 2016, graduated from The University of the West of England with an RTPI-accredited degree in Town and Country Planning. Upon graduation he joined the… >>

New Members of the Team

We are pleased to welcome two new members to our team here at GJP. Elliot Carty and Hannah Jones have joined the company as Graduate Planners, both having recently graduated from Cardiff University. >>

Committee Success – Land off All Saints Way, Pen Y Fai, Bridgend

GJP have recently secured committee approval for 20 residential dwellings in Pen Y Fai, Bridgend. The resolution to grant planning permission also ensured that appropriate connections are provided the existing public right of way, and for the creation of an access to the adjacent playing fields for residents of the community. Committee members resolved to… >>

Land Off Rover Way, Cardiff

GJP have recently secured outline planning permission for the erection of a 9.5 MW Biomass Power Plant and 130,000 sq ft of low to zero carbon industrial floor space at Land off Rover Way, Cardiff. The permission includes full permission for the creation of a new access from Rover Way and includes permission for the… >>

Glasfryn Rd., St Davids

GJP recently secured a resolution to grant at PCNP’s Development Management Committee in June 2018 for a residential led scheme including a hotel. The scheme included 32 shared ownership and market dwellings, 38 affordable housing along with a 63-bed Premier Inn hotel.   In terms of the housing element, it was considered that the proposal… >>

Land Off Cowbridge Rd., St Athan

GJP have recently secured committee approval for a residential strategic site in St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan. The resolution to grant planning permission for the residential development of Land off Cowbridge Road, St Athan for up to 253 residential units, a strategic access, open space and provision for a new cycleway / footway connection to… >>

New Members Of The Team

We are pleased to welcome two new members to our team here at GJP. Ben Phillips has joined as a Senior Planner. We also welcome Euan Sexton who has joined us as a Graduate Planner having recently graduated from Cardiff University. >>

Garden Village, Swansea – Committee Success

GJP have recently secured committee approval for a resolution to grant outline planning permission for 750 homes, a new primary school and associated retail / office units in Garden Village, Swansea. The resolution to grant planning permission was unanimously approved my Committee Members, and received great support for the overall masterplanning and design ethos proposed.” >>

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… >>

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. >>