We are pleased to announce that the planning appeal led by Bryan Jezeph Consultancy on behalf of Persimmon Homes South Coast has been allowed. Outline planning permission for 120 dwellings at Land to the north of Cranleigh Road, Portchester has been granted for the development.
Planning permission was granted for Change of Use of Premises from B2 manufacturing to B8 storage units at Unit 2, 1-2 Aston Road Waterlooville.
The applicant is a company which specialises in the provision of storage units for both the general public and for businesses. It is proposed to fit out the former industrial building with a series of different sized units separated by access corridors. The applicant also proposes to add a mezzanine floor inside the building. The forecourt will be laid out with freestanding storage containers (similar to shipping containers) which will be individually let.
Customers for the storage units are likely to include private individuals (moving house or simply in need of additional storage) and also businesses within the local area, which can use these units as expansion storage space or as archive storage for files, equipment etc.
BJC is pleased to welcome Stephen Ho to the Practice, who joined us in October 2016. Stephen joins the Practice as a Planner, having been previously employed as a Development Management Officer for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Stephen has also previously worked for a large multi-disciplinary consultancy based in London; a small planning consultancy based in East Sussex; and also within the Development Management department of Eastleigh Borough Council.
The addition of Stephen to the Practice means that our number of planning consultants has increased to a team of six. With an ever-increasing growth in demand for our Planning services and more changes to the Planning system on the horizon, we welcome the addition of Stephen to the team.
Congratulations to Katherine Stevens who became elected as a member of the Royal Town Plan Institute in March 2017.
BJC has always been keen to assist in the development of the next generation of aspiring planners. In the past the consultancy has even sponsored students whilst they worked towards their qualifications.
In 2014, we welcomed Ben Kelly, an urban planning student studying at UWE Bristol for a two week spell of work experience. During this time Ben was provided with real world opportunities to gain experience in the planning profession. The consultancy was pleased to welcome Ben back in 2015 on a longer term basis during his summer break.
In 2016, we welcomed Jessica Li from Sheffield University for work experience giving her an insight into planning outside of the classroom by involving her in a number of projects providing her with first hand experience.