Merseyrail TCIS Approvals (Route 2)

Subsequent to our previous post (see link below), RJP has successfully gained planning approval for Route 2 of the new TCIS across the Merseyrail network.  Similarly to Route 1, the applications were submitted on behalf of Alan Dick Communications Ltd. The process involved the submission of three separate planning applications to Wirral Council, split along…

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The team is growing!

This month, the RJP team is delighted to welcome two new full-time members – Tillie Baker and Callum Francis. Tillie recently joined the team as a Senior Planner. With extensive experience in various sectors, such as healthcare and residential, Tillie will bring a fresh new outlook to the team. We are all looking forward to…

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Welcoming a new Graduate Planner

This month, RJP welcomes a new Graduate Planner to the team – Cal Valentine. Cal recently graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first-class masters in Town and Regional Planning. Following a successful year working with us part-time as an Assistant Planner, whilst completing his studies, Cal has now joined the team on a…

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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…

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An ‘Incredibble’ copywriting session

At RJP, we take pride in the work we produce and we value high-quality work. As planning consultants, we have to convey complicated messages to a variety of people, from a wide range of backgrounds. This month, we attended a virtual training course with Helen Dibble from ‘Incredibble’. Helen is a professional copywriter who offers…

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East West Rail route announcement

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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