Justine Entezari

Justine Entezari has written 30 posts

  • 17 May
    House Construction 790X296

    Why aren't we building more homes?

    The New Housing Pipeline Report prepared by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Glenigan in April 2016 shows some encouraging trends - the number of residential homes approved during the final quarter of 2015 was 20% up on both the third quarter and a year ago.  This brought the overall number of new homes granted planning permission in 2015 to 281,000, representing a 5% rise on the previous year.

    While this is positive news, it is clear that we are still falling short of the annual requirement of 220 – 250,000 new homes being delivered on the ground.  In 2015 the total number of new homes registered was just 156,000.  While we can’t make a direct comparison between the number of homes granted planning permission and those delivered in any single year, as consents tend to take longer than a year to implement, we do need to understand why we are still failing to build enough homes in the UK.

  • 17 Mar
    Cannes (1)

    NJL at MIPIM - Interview with Nick Lee and Rob Crolla

    Nick Lee, Managing Director, and Rob Crolla, Director at NJL, talk to Roland Dransfield Head of Media Alex Bell during a busy MIPIM 2016 in southern France.

  • 09 Mar
    New Joiners

    NJL Expands and Opens New Leeds Office

    Here at NJL we are pleased to announce that we have opened a second UK office in Leeds following a strong performance over the last 12 months. 

    Our Managing Director Nick Lee says: “We’ve done a lot of work across Yorkshire over the years so it makes sense for us to have a second base in the heart of the region and Leeds is a great central location for us.  We’ve been working across the whole Northern Powerhouse region for over a decade and the time is right for NJL to establish a permanent presence in Yorkshire.”

  • 12 Feb
    Resized Banner

    NJL Back Big Change Fund

    As highlighted in articles by Manchester City Council and Move Commercial earlier this week, NJL Consulting is supporting the Big Change campaign in Manchester to help the homeless.

    The Big Change Fund was launched last year with the aim to help rough sleepers get off – and stay off – the streets.

  • 11 Feb
    Galliford Try

    Planning Success at Oldham for Galliford Try

    NJL Consulting is pleased to announce that planning permission has been secured for 54 dwellings at the former St. Augustine’s School site in Oldham on behalf of our clients Linden Homes, which is the residential arm of Galliford Try.

    NJL coordinated a public consultation event, prepared a Planning Statement in-house and submitted the planning application to Oldham Council.  Close liaison with the project team and the Council then took place, which helped to ensure that the planning permission will allow Galliford Try to start the development onsite without delay.

  • 29 Oct
    Tarleton 790X296

    Planning Permission secured in Tarleton

    Outline planning permission has been granted for up to 17 new homes, access arrangements and public open space at Hesketh Lane, Tarleton.

    Working on behalf of the Lilford Estate, NJL coordinated a public consultation, prepared a Planning Statement and Design and Access Statement in-house. reviewed the remaining technical documentation and submitted the planning application to the Council.  

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