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Hollie Barton

Hollie Barton has written 21 posts

  • 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. 

  • 25 Aug
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    Ethics, mediation and negotiation - "A soft end of planning?"

    This article has been published in the summer edition of The RTPI West Midlands newsletter "Tripwire".  The full newsletter is available here.

    I recently visited part of Birmingham described by one panellist as the “bohemian” end of the Core City.  Famous for the Custard Factory, the independent shopping destination and creative and digital business location, Digbeth resides within Birmingham City’s demise.  The purpose of my trip to the Midlands was to attend a RTPI seminar entitled “Ethics, Negotiation and Mediation”.

  • 09 Aug
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    Costa and Burger King consent in Barry

    NJL Consulting is delighted to announce that on behalf of our client NewRiver Retail we secured full planning permission for two drive thru restaurants at Waterfront Retail Park in Barry, South Wales.  The consent will allow Costa and Burger King to occupy the new units.  The units will provide complementary uses to the existing retail units which are occupied by Halfords, Pets at Home, Argos, and Poundstretcher, alongside a KFC drive thru unit.

    NJL acted as the sole planning agent for the application.  Our role included preparing a supporting Planning Statement including a sequential site assessment due to the site’s edge of centre designation.  NJL also coordinated the technical reports submitted with the application including a Noise Assessment and Transport Statement and worked with the Council through to determination by delegated authority. 

  • 14 Jun
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    Result at Enterprise 5, Bradford

    On behalf of our portfolio holder client NewRiver Retail (UK) Limited, NJL submitted a Prior Approval Notice to Bradford City Council (BCC) regarding a change of use of Use Class A1 retail space to Use Class A3 food and drink floorspace.  Further to regular discussions between NJL and the Council, BCC confirmed that prior approval is not required thus allowing a food or drink outlet to occupy the vacant unit.

    Enterprise 5, a designated retail centre, was bought by NRR last year.  Prior to NRR purchasing the thirteen sites which comprise the Project Ramsay portfolio, NJL Consulting prepared pre-acquisition planning audits for each site (including Enterprise 5).  The Project Ramsay portfolio is formed of retail parks or development sites which were previously owned by Morrisons.  As with other submitted and approved applications, such as last month’s approval at Whitwick Retail Park in Coalville, this Prior Approval Notice demonstrates NRR’s desire to improve the marketability and the overall value of their acquired sites, and how NJL Consulting is working with our client at pre-acquisition stage and beyond.

  • 25 May
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    Planning Approval at Whitwick Retail Park, Coalville

    On behalf of our client NewRiver Retail, NJL Consulting has been granted planning approval for a full planning application to enable the subdivision of one of the existing retail units, installation of mezzanines in 4 units and frontage works at Whitwick Retail Park in Coalville.  The retail park was one of thirteen sites NewRiver bought from Morrisons in Summer 2015.  These thirteens sites formed the Project Ramsay portfolio which NJL Consulting has been advising on.

    In a bid to welcome new tenants to Whitwick Retail Park, NRR wanted to modify the retail park’s existing consent.  Due to the age of the retail park, they also wanted to refurbish the Park’s exterior with new facades and landscaping.


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