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Hollie Barton

Hollie Barton has written 25 posts

  • 25 Sep
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    NJL analysis of Aldi's results

    News and results coming out of the first half of the 2017/18 financial year demonstrate the continued push of German convenience stores on the UK convenience goods market.  As Aldi and Lidl advance on displacing the UK ‘Top Four’ (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Morrisons), it is the former who has surpassed already confident revenue targets.

    This morning Aldi reported revenues up 13.5% in FY16.  This surpasses optimistic targets envisaged by industry leaders.

  • 19 Sep
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    NJL's Annual Professionals' Lunch with Forever Manchester

    Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Professionals’ Lunch on Thursday of last week (14th September).  The afternoon of networking (and sushi!) at Australasia in Spinningfields was a great opportunity to catch up with friends from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds, but also to meet new faces.

    As our guests last week will be aware, NJL is sponsoring Forever Manchester as our chosen charity of the year.  Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and supports community activity across Greater Manchester. Since 1989 Forever Manchester has delivered over £36 million into local communities benefiting 1.1million people.

  • 08 Aug
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    Submission to introduce IN'n'OUT to Preston

    Acting on behalf of Pillars Group Limited, NJL is pleased to confirm the submission and validation of a planning application which seeks to regenerate a neglected gateway site on the approach to Preston City Centre.  The planning application seeks full consent for a car servicing garage with associated parking, landscaping and signage.

    The site had previously been earmarked for residential and then more recently retail development.  However, changes in market interest opened an avenue for the site to be used for employment purposes instead.  Car servicing operator IN‘n’OUT has signed up to the scheme.

  • 25 Jul
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    Spinning Point wins RTPI Planning Award for Excellence!

    NJL has extensive experience of delivering planning permissions to support regeneration across the country and now we are an award winner!

    We are delighted to confirm Phase 1 of Spinning Point has won the Regeneration category of this year’s RTPI NW Planning Awards for Excellence.  The project, approved by Rossendale Borough Council in February 2016, includes demolition of various neglected buildings, partial demolition and refurbishment of the former Town Hall building, provision of a new bus station and ancillary retail and leisure uses in Rawtenstall Town Centre.  The application was submitted on behalf of the RTB Partnership (which consists of Barnfield Investment Properties Limited, Together Housing Group and Rossendale Borough Council). 

  • 27 Jan
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    We are Planning Team of the Year!

    2016 was yet another strong year for NJL with an abundance of instructions, submissions and permissions including some highly significant projects.

    Further to being shortlisted in December, NJL team members attended last night's North West Insider Residential Property Awards ceremony at Lancashire County Cricket Club.  We are delighted to confirm our teamwork and efforts have been recognised as we won the Planning Team of the Year category!

  • 21 Nov
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    Warehouse Extension consent for Housing Units, Oldham

    NJL Consulting is delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for a 3,192 square metre extension to Housing Unit’s existing office and distribution headquarters off Tweedale Way in Failsworth, which obtained unanimous approval from Oldham’s Planning Committee.   Pozzoni was also on the project team as the sole architects.

    NJL prepared and submitted the planning application, including preparing a Planning Statement.  NJL coordinated the suite of documents submitted with the application and worked with Pozzoni to finalise the plans package.  During the application process NJL worked closely with Oldham Council to minimise the conditions attached to the planning permission and in particular pre-commencement conditions, to facilitate a quick development programme. 


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