Andrew Strachan

Andrew Strachan has written 4 posts

  • 31 Jul
    Nppf Blog

    Mixed reactions as the new NPPF arrives

    With the release of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) during what is turning out to be one of the hottest summers on record, much attention has turned toward how planning policy is guiding the adaption of cities to the challenges posed by climate change. This has been stoked by the publication last week of the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) report setting out the risks posed to UK cities by the increasing regularity of extreme and unpredictable weather events.

  • 13 Apr
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    Planning Success in Bedfordshire

    NJL Consulting have recently achieved approval of a major Reserved Matters application for client UK Land and Property which will allow the creation of a 1M sq.ft Distribution Hub within Bedfordshire’s Northern Expansion Area (NEA).

    Submitted in Winter 2017, NJL have worked collaboratively with technical co-consultants and UKLP to ensure the successful progression of the application. Alongside addressing the reserved matters, the application also sought to discharge 11 conditions in order to ensure the unobstructed realisation of the proposals.

  • 28 Nov

    NJL submits application for new B&M Distribution Hub

    NJL Consulting, on behalf of UK Land and Property (UKLP), has submitted a reserved matters planning application for the development of a 1,000,000 sq.ft warehouse in Bedfordshire. The site is located at Wixams Northern Expansion Area (NEA) and is to be home to a new B&M distribution hub.

    In collaboration with UKLP, B&M, DLA Architecture, the Vinden Partnership and other co-consultants, NJL has managed the planning process, and reviewed and prepared technical reports, and consulted with stakeholders. 

  • 22 Nov
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    Autumn Budget Round-Up

    This year’s Autumn Budget saw significant new measures in relation to housing and development as well as a reiteration of the 1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund. Speaking in the commons earlier today Chancellor Phillip Hammond set out measures to boost housebuilding and homeownership as well as strategic land and infrastructure developments. Here we’ll summarise some of the key points that will shape the planning and development landscape in the coming years.

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