Our services are extensive ranging from land promotion through to the submission of planning applications and project implementation.
The planning system is ‘plan led’ and we use our in-depth knowledge to ensure our clients make the most beneficial use of the opportunities that exist to influence the content of Local Plans. We closely monitor their preparation, and coordinate the promotion of a site to ensure that comprehensive representations, based on a robust evidence base, are submitted at formal stages of consultation. Once the Local Plan is submitted for Examination, we prepare Hearing Statements and attend the Examination to argue the planning case. We are also frequently involved in Neighbourhood Plans, working closely with the Steering Groups responsible for their preparation to promote our client’s land interests.
We assist clients with planning applications by advising at the earliest stage on the type of application to submit; providing input to the design process to maximise the prospects for success and to add value; and lead pre-application discussions with Local Planning Authorities.
We project manage the application process, including briefing and overseeing a consultant team, co-ordinating the preparation of technical studies. We also prepare planning statements and heritage statements in support of applications. JB Planning Associates have a strong track record of successfully negotiating planning permission.
Where planning permission has been refused, we advise on the prospects for a successful appeal, and on the most appropriate procedure. We co-ordinate and provide the necessary evidence in relation to the appeal and provide expert witnesses to act at Public Inquiries and Hearings.
Our services also extend to the coordination of Environmental Impact Assessments, including advising on the potential requirement for EIA; seeking screening and scoping opinions; project managing a consultant team; and co-ordinating and presenting the output of the EIA process through an Environmental Statement.< back
The range of our planning services include: