Services

Historic Environment

One area of work the practice relates to is the exceptional experience with “enabling developments”. This work is usually within the context of the restoration...

Planning Applications

Having carried out a thorough appraisal it may be appropriate to submit a planning application. At BJC we are able to coordinate a full submission instructing...

Planning Appraisals

At the outset it is important to assess the likelihood of obtaining planning permission. In so doing assessment of risk can be evaluated and abortive...

Local Authority Work

In addition to working for private clients, our extensive knowledge and background in Local Government means that we are able to undertake much work for Locals.....

Enforcement

On occasions, development takes place which does not have the benefit of planning permission, or there is considered to be some other breach of planning control.

Local Plan Representations

Planning is a complex subject and it is always advisable to obtain advice at an early stage. The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 introduced a new approach to ...

Appeals

In the event of a refusal of permission BJC can advise on the appropriateness of making an appeal or offer an alternative approach to the proposal. Planning appeals...

Masterplans

BJC prepare master plans to demonstrate the development potential of large sites. They are valuable in demonstrating the possible future form of development. Such plans aree...

Section 106 Obligations

Planning applications are frequently granted permission subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 obligation. These obligations assist in mitigating the impact of development...

Public Participation and Consultants

The involvement of the public in the planning process has been encouraged in recent years by Government Policy. Localism seeks to empower communities to be...

Rural Development Issues

BJC has extensive experience in development in rural areas. This covers a range of work such as the beneficial change of use and conversion of farm buildings, the replacement and expansion...

The Coordination of Consultants

The planning process frequently requires the input of many specialist consultants who are experts in their respective fields. BJC liaises with project consultants to ensure that...

Urban Regeneration

The need to make efficient and effective use of land including brownfield sites helps drive urban regeneration. However sites in urban areas are frequently beset with complex...

Design and Access Statements

Many planning applications require the support of a Design and Access Statement to explain the evolution of a particular scheme. Such statements typically set out...