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.


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…