Northern Quarter Consultation

Proposals for the Thomas Street site were revealed to the public for their views on the 7thFebruary 2019 (4:00pm to 7:30pm) at an event at the former Richard Goodall Gallery on Thomas Street.  Under the instruction of Agecroft Investment Company, GA Studios, a local architectural firm, produced plans which looked to restore the Victorian-era frontage and roofscape.  The proposal…

St Albans Station

RJP is delighted to announce that St Albans City Council has given prior approval for the Govia Thameslink Rail and Network Rail application for the redevelopment of St Albans City Station.  The project, designed by architects TTPP, will improve capacity and greatly modernise facilities at this busy commuter destination.  RJP provided specialist rail planning advice…

Creating Our Most Valuable Team

Continuing on the theme of learning, our team took part in the Creating Our Most Valuable Team workshop with Wendy Kendall.  The aim of the day was to learn about our individual strengths and how we can fit them together to bring the best out of our team.  After a very productive morning of learning, the…

September Learning

As our student colleagues get back to university in Manchester and Liverpool, our core team has also been investing into their continuing professional development.  We have attended: the RTPI’s design and heritage conference, finding out more about Manchester town hall’s restoration plans; the RTPI Labour Party conference fringe event, where we got fresh perspectives on…

Store Street Car Park

NCP- Store Street

RJP has once again secured permission to allow the continued operation of temporary car parks by NCP at Store Street, Manchester.  RJP successfully argued for a longer duration for the consent while proposals linked to the HS2 terminal in the vicinity of the site are evolving.

New graduate planner

The RJP team this month welcomes a new graduate planner, Tom Young.  Tom has completed his studies at the University of Manchester and will be getting started working on projects for clients including Govia Thameslink Rail, NCP, and Agecroft Investment Company Limited.

Welcoming new colleagues

Following the arrival of Tess Cook in April 2018, RJP is delighted to announce the arrival of Callum Francis to the team.  Tess has joined us as Associate Director and brings a wealth of experience including both in residential and commercial development.  Callum is our new assistant planner and is working with us while he…

Hope Valley Capacity Scheme Approved

Hope Valley Capacity Scheme Approved

In February 2018 the Secretary of State for Transport announced the decision to approve new passing facilities on the Manchester to Sheffield Hope Valley route at Bamford and Dore. RJP acted as the consents advisers on the project and supported the large multi-disciplinary team through the scheme development, application submission and public inquiry. The proposed…