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…


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…


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…


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…


RJP on Instagram

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 by following the link below. RJP Instagram – @ruth_jackson_planning


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.