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  • 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). 

  • 28 Sep
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    Obliged to oblige?

    Highlighted in her recent blog, Justine started a discussion on why new homes are not being built in the UK and ways in which the build process can be sped up to facilitate the growing demand. 

    An issue that runs hand-in-hand with the delivery of housing is the need for local authorities, be it local, county or national, to deliver the infrastructure requirements needed to support new developments.  There is also the ever growing need for affordable homes to be delivered to meet the growing demand currently faced by local authorities.

  • 04 Mar
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    Spinning Point Phase 1: Bus Station Planning Permission

    Rossendale Borough Council has granted planning permission for the regeneration of a dilapidated and neglected site within Rawtenstall town centre for the first phase of the Spinning Point development.  It is a mixed use development comprising a new eight-bay bus station and retail/café units, with car parking and landscaping.  It also includes the refurbishment of the former Town Hall for offices and the demolition of buildings within a conservation area. 

    NJL acted on behalf of the RTB Partnership as planning agent for the proposal, co-ordinating the preparation of technical documents to support the planning application and preparing a Planning and Regeneration Statement.  NJL submitted the application and drove it through the planning application process.  This included reviewing draft planning conditions prepared by the Council to ensure they minimised onus on the developer and to assist with quicker delivery of the development. The scheme will be delivered by Barnfield Construction.

  • 24 Feb
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    Powering the Powerhouse

    In preparation for “the biggest commercial conversation in a generation” at the UK Northern Powerhouse Conference, NJL’s Nick Lee has written the following blog.  Several representatives from NJL will be attending the conference at Manchester Central.

  • 08 Oct
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    Housing, Planning, Infrastructure and Devolution headlines from the Conservative Party Conference 4th-7th October

    In case you were not aware, from Sunday to Wednesday of this week (4th to 7th of October), just over ten miles up the road from our Heald Green office, Manchester was looking a little bluer than normal and for once this was not purely down to rain or an impassioned representation from Manchester City Football Club!  In a packed agenda, the Conservative Party Conference 2015 took residency at Manchester Central, a venue dubbed as ‘an award winning, globally renowned venue in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities’.

    Policy pledges have been batted about left, right and centre at this year's Conservative Party Conference and with housing and the economy high up on the agenda, there's been a wealth of discussions that could have wide-ranging ramifications for planning and development in the UK.

  • 06 May
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    Election 2015: What the Lib Dems say about Planning, Housing and Infrastructure

    On April 15th, Nick Clegg took to the trendy testbed1 nightclub in Battersea to launch the Liberal Democrat's manifesto for the 2015 General Election. 

    The document contained a wealth of policy pledges in regard to planning, development, housing and infrastructure, so as we've done with the major parties and marginals – in this guide, we've taken a detailed look at the Lib Dem's agenda in this area.


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