RJP is delighted that East West Rail (EWR) has announced its preferred route option for their new direct line connection between Oxford and Cambridge. The chief executive of EWR, Simon Blanchflower, has stated that “Of the five route options we consulted on, people were really positive about the one that we have chosen. The line would…Details
The government announced confirmation that the HS2 project is to progress on the 11th February 2020. 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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
RJP has a new Instagram feed. Working with the creative support of Start Advisory, our Instagram feed presents thematic images relating to infrastructure, housing, communities, and society. You can check our page out @ruth_jackson_planning.
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 are delighted to be working alongside Countryside once again, following the successful result earlier this year on their site at Prescot, St Helens.
RJP provided planning support to MSA Architects in progressing an application to demolish the existing, unremarkable house and the replacement with a terrace of three new town houses on a site in Bowdon village, between Hale and Altrincham in Greater Manchester. RJP were pleased to assist in securing the redevelopment of the site with…Details
RJP is delighted to announce a new instruction, to support The Auckland Project in engaging with the preparation of a response to the draft of the County Durham Plan (CDP). Based in Bishop Auckland, The Auckland Project’s origins stem from an initial investment in a 900-year-old bishop’s palace, Auckland Castle, to transform it from a…Details
RJP is pleased to announce that we have secured planning permission on behalf of NCP Limited for a new temporary car park at Wilmott Street, Manchester. RJP co-ordinated the application with inputs from fellow co-consultants Drinkwater Architects, Curtins, and Cundalls. The temporary car park will make good use of a currently vacant, previously developed site…Details