Springboard Education and Care
I commissioned Geraint John Planning to submit a Change of Use Planning Application to enable our company to set up a Care Home for vulnerable children, which is much needed at the present time. From our initial meeting to the successful granting of the Planning Application I found the team at Geraint John Planning (GJP) to posses the highly effective mixture of being very personable and reassuring, whilst at the same time time being highly professional when delivering their service. I particularly appreciated the way in which their strategy was tailored around the needs of my company, rather than an “off the shelf” approach. This resulted in the Planning Application being successful and it was granted a month ahead of the indicative date. Our company will be looking to expand in the near future and we will look no further than GJP for all our planning needs. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Principal, Hall School Wimbledon
We selected GJP for a number of reasons but principally their exceptional proven track record in securing planning consent in Wales and importantly, for Wales. GJP provide the calm professionalism that marries to great effect, the compliance requirements of planning laws with the innovative and ambitious demands of architects and property owners. Their attention to detail and persistence is impressive. Their ability to work with planning officers and Councillors to represent their clients’ views honestly and accurately, provides the appropriate relationship to achieve best results. Preparation of the client in terms of expectation is also important with complex planning issues and GJP’s experience informs this process, avoiding disappointment, additional costs and unwanted surprises! GJP operate a team approach so that each member is informed and knowledgeable and the client’s needs are met quickly and efficiently. The team even has a sense of humour! Naturally, we are delighted that GJP have secured planning permission and listed building consent. That said, we had no doubt that they would. I would highly recommend GJP.
Willowpool Land Ltd
A huge thank you to all the GJP planning team which secured an approval for Willowpool. We know this has been a very difficult application with major obstacles put in your way at almost every turn but you rose to the challenge and secured the consent.
It was evident at the Committee Meeting that there had been extensive local lobbying against the application as expressed by Committee Members. Whilst it almost seems wrong to single out one member of the team, it really was a truly stellar performance by Geraint on his feet over the 1 hour period at Committee which won the day. However, we know and really appreciate without all of your hard work and professionalism he wouldn’t have been able to seal it so convincingly.
Barry Island Property Co.
Geraint and the team at Geraint John Planning assisted throughout what was a contentious planning application, and successfully co-ordinated and managed a resulting S106 planning appeal.
The team had a great understanding of the planning appeal process, as well as the issues at hand, and critically how these could potentially impact on the feasibility of the proposed development and commercially on the client. This understanding and knowledge ultimately resulted in the successful outcome achieved at appeal. I found the team to be responsive and diligent throughout the process. Their commitment to providing a high quality professional service was impressive, and I would highly recommend Geraint and the team to anyone!
Tender Support feedback on Major Residential Scheme
Your response to the planning approach was considered to be outstanding, it covered all of the elements required and identified all of the Welsh Legislation issues and contained detailed analysis in terms of the LDP process, the next phases of the process and the relevant planning procedures both generally and in relation to local planning context.
Having known Geraint for a number of years when he decided to set up on his own it was a natural choice to follow him. Both Geraint and his team have worked exceptionally hard on a number of schemes for our Company showing great knowledge and dedication to get the results required. Based in Manchester we tend to use local Consultants for the majority of our work but we were so happy with GJP on the work they completed for us in South Wales they are now our main planning advisors for nationwide schemes looking after retail, residential, and leisure applications. Long may the relationship and support continue!
We have worked with Geraint for some 11 years, and have consistently experienced an excellent professional working relationship. Geraint John Planning provide an outstanding service, they are approachable and understanding of our business, we are pleased to have them as part of our team.
Cantref Housing Association
I wanted to congratulate you on the work you did on the Planning Application and Appeal for the Student Accommodation scheme. On reading Appeal Statement I couldn’t help but be impressed with the quality and thoroughness of your work. It was a very well put together report and very well presented at the hearing. Da iawn
Managing Director of Fordthorne
GJP were knowledgeable, timely and professional in all our dealings with them. They developed a successful strategy as well as advising on the specific planning matters. I would have no hesitation in using them in the future for planning matters or to recommend them to others who are considering using a planning consultant.
Dr L. Taylor
May I also take this opportunity to thank you, and the Team at GJPlanning, for your thoroughness and attention, regarding my recent planning application. I have no hesitation in recommending your expert services, as your insightful command of the planning business, and professional approach, assured and expedited a successful outcome.
Mr R. Norris
On behalf of my brother, sister and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for achieving such a wonderful result by winning our appeal. All of us were extremely impressed with the very professional way in which you handled all of the complexities surrounding our case. In particularly, I would like to single out Zoe Williams who was our main point of contact. She invariably answered my emails by return and always with good sound advice. I would have not hesitation whatsoever in recommending your firm to any friends or colleagues seeking advice in planning matters.
Thank you for all the effort which you and your team put into gaining this resolution to grant consent. All through the process you kept on top of this and the reports which you submitted to the officers ( having requested and coordinated responses from the design team ) ensured that there were no technical loose ends nor unresolved issues to cause concern.
Obviously, for Cambridge this is a tall building, which together with the issue of affordable housing viability were points which were always likely to raise questions in the minds of the members of the planning committee. The final reports which you submitted to the officers, for both planning committees, were very clear and helped the officers to reach their positive recommendations.
Edenstone Homes have worked with Geraint John Planning on a large variety of sites and we have always found the team to be responsive, diligent and professional.
Geraint and his team provide a strong level of service and understand the importance of speed and delivery to clients like us. We certainly value their advice and support and look forward to many more successful projects!”
I had known of Geraint’s good reputation prior. An opportunity arose of working with him on a scheme. I must say his reputation was fully deserved. Detail and thoroughness, with an excellent understanding of policy, all wrapped in a most professional approach. I would recommend him and his team to anyone contemplating a planning application.
Geraint John has controlled the planning process for our development at Mumbles Pier. His understanding and knowledge has been key in obtaining the necessary consents on what has been very contentious application, adjoining an area of outstanding natural beauty, a conservation area and listed buildings & structures.He has driven the process, coordinating a team of architects, environmental and cost consultants in a very pro active way. I strongly doubt that we would be in a position with our current planning consents without his involvement in the project.
You have supported this business exceptionally well and I am sure that without your guidance and professional advice the outcome may have been very different. I have recommended to the rest of the board that your advice is sought on future projects as and when the need arises, as you add value. I trust your fee proposals as I trust your advice. Our Service Sheet Visit our Recruitment page See our Consultations