Merseyrail TCIS Approvals

RJP has successfully gained planning approval for Route 1 of the new Train Connectivity Information System (TCIS) across the Merseyrail network. The TCIS will see improved train performance, passenger safety and provide wireless internet for Merseyrail users. The applications were submitted on behalf of Alan Dick Communications Ltd. The process involved applying to and working…


HS2 Go-ahead

The government announced confirmation on the 11th February 2020 that the HS2 project is to progress.  This is great news for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).  The chief executive of Transport for the North, Barry White, has said that “the powerful combination of HS2 and NPR will transform the rail legacy left by the Victorians, now…


RJP Team Day

We had a fun filled day on our team day this month.  We started off with an exhilarating indoor skydive at the Trafford Centre before heading back into the city centre.  Following a team strengths session, using the Realise Strengths profile tool, and a recap on another successful year, we were joined by our friends from…


Durham Local Plan Examination

The Durham Local Plan Examination has been taking place throughout November this year.  Our senior town planner, Shaun Gaffey, attended for two days on behalf of the Auckland Project.  Shaun made representations in relation to heritage policies, the visitor economy, sustainable transport and town centre regeneration.  The planning inspector, William Fieldhouse, was very thorough and…


City of Trees Planting Day

Our practice director, Ruth Jackson, was out planting trees in North Manchester this week.  Along with colleagues from Network Rail and Mott MacDonald, the team planted some 300 trees and shifted 1.5 tonnes of wood chippings.  A big thank you to Manchester City of Trees for facilitating the day and doing such a fantastic job.


RJP has been chosen by Countryside Properties to support them in the preparation and submission of an application for development of a housing site in Hyndburn.  RJP is delighted to be working alongside Countryside once again, following the successful result earlier this year on their site at Prescot, St Helens.