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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. >>


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… >>

Recent Multiple Committee Successes

GJP have recently secured committee approval to a number of schemes – in various locations across South Wales. These include a major relocation and expansion of 3A Leisure’s business at Carmarthen, a retail centre development at Monmouth, a prestigious high-profile wedding venue at Chepstow, and a new residential apartment scheme in Barry. These successful outcomes,… >>

Local Retail Centre, Monmouth

GJP have secured approval / planning permission for a circa. 8,150 sq ft local centre retail development (including access arrangements, car parking and associated works) for Henry Boot Developments Ltd. The proposal includes the construction of 4 new retail units, including a new Co-operative Society foodstore on Rockfield Road. The application was granted permission at… >>


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GJP recently secured permission for a single dwelling outside of defined settlement limits on the site of a former leisure centre on Beach Road, Sully. The proposals included the demolition of the existing structures and the construction of a family home, including garage and landscaping works. >>

Dual Appeal Success

GJP have been successful in two appeal cases – winning a S.106 viability case to remove the requirement for a ‘claw-back’ clause on a scheme for residential apartments and commercial floorspace at Barry Island Pleasure Park, and a case to replace 100 touring caravan pitches with static units at Pencnwc Caravan Park, New Quay, Ceredigion. >>

Committee Success

GJP have been successful in securing a resolution to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of a Cambridge City Centre site – a development which comprises 11,150m2 of commercial floorspace and 84 dwellings. >>


GJP have been appointed as Town Planning and Development partner to Notts Sport – the leading specialist in the design, advice and supply of artificial turf from cricket, tennis, football and hockey pitches to multi-sports and children’s play areas. The partnership ensures that those proposing such facilities with Notts Sport receive informed, and tactically aware… >>


GJP have secured Reserved Matters permission in December 2015 for an EIA development of 51 new dwellings on the outskirts of Cardiff. The permission increases the quantum of development indicatively proposed as part of the outline permission, whilst ensuring a sensitive high quality development that respects the ecological and landscape character of the site. >>


Joe has been elected to the RTPI Cymru Management Board for the coming year (2016). Joe’s remit on the Board will includes promoting and directing RTPI Cymru’s relationship outside of Wales internationally, and with other institutions, and leading on engagement and awareness raising with members, the wider public and other professions. The position follows Joe’s… >>

Gower Sites, Swansea – LDP Promotion

GJP are promoting, by way of forward planning (LDP) promotion, a number of sites in Swansea which have been allocated to provide much needed local needs housing. The allocation of the above sites would ‘free up’ under-occupied homes in the settlement, and provide much needed ‘churn’ to the housing market in this part of the… >>

Albion Street, Manchester

GJP have submitted an Appeal against the provisions of conditions imposed by Manchester City Council on an advertisement permission. The conditions set a ‘non-standard’ time period for display, and furthermore requires the removal of the advertisements and any supporting structures on expiry of the permission. >>

The Avenue, Cardiff

GJP have submitted an Appeal, via Informal Hearing, against The City of Cardiff Council’s failure to determine a planning application within the appropriate time period. The application sought planning permission for the demolition of the existing dwelling to provide a three storey residential development comprising of 5no. self-contained two bedroomed units and associated works. >>

The Lodge, Langland, Swansea

GJP have won an appeal against the City and County of Swansea Council’s decision to refuse a planning application for the removal of a condition which sought the installation of a Louver system on the rear window of a house extension >>

Former Labour Exchange Building, Merthyr Tydfil

GJP have secured planning permission and conservation area consent for an affordable housing scheme of 24 units. Despite the particular challenges associated with the redevelopment of the site (locally listed building, conservation area status, varying site levels, wooded site), the permissions were secured within a short timescale owing to GJP’s monitoring of the post-submission stage,… >>

Leckwith Road, Llandough

GJP co-ordinated and submitted an outline planning application for residential development (including affordable housing) and associated works of the Leckwith Motors site and adjoining land to the north – a site which forms part of a residential allocation within the emerging Vale of Glamorgan LDP. >>