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  • 05 Jan
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    Money Well Spent?

    Something which is not going to help those ‘January Blues’ is the confirmation just before Christmas that planning application fees are due increase by 20% on 17th January. This fee increase was made into law on 20th December 2017 and will come into force in less than 2 weeks.

    The fee increase applies to all planning applications, and any applications which are not validated by the 17th January will also be subject to the fee increase.

  • 13 Oct
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    Houses, Houses Everywhere!


    In the past month NJL Consulting has secured reserved matters planning permission for over 400 new dwellings across the North West. Sites in Thornton, Hesketh Bank and Preston will now be brought forward by our clients, Persimmon Homes, Wainhomes and Pillars Construction with work due to start on the sites soon.  

  • 29 Oct
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    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.  

  • 16 Oct

    NJL Success for NewRiver Retail

    NJL recently gained planning consent for a new Costa drive through restaurant in Clough Road Retail Park Hull on behalf of New River Retail.  The consent follows another success at the retail park for the amalgamation of two of the retail units, relaxation of goods restrictions and creation of an outdoor tent display area to facilitate occupation by GO Outdoors.

    Working with New River for the past 11 months at Clough Road NJL have overcome issues including flood risk, the retail tests of sequential site location and impact to help with the rejuvenation of the retail park.

  • 17 Aug
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    Planning Success in Birmingham for Unite the Union

    NJL Consulting has gained planning consent for Unite the Union for its new National Education and Conference Centre in Birmingham.

    The detailed planning application encompassed a conference centre, a 170-bed hotel and regional headquarters for Unite the Union.

  • 08 Apr
    Dukinfield Submission

    Planning permission secured in Tameside for BAK Engineering

    NJL Consulting are pleased to announce that outline planning permission has been secured for the proposed development of 15 new houses in Dukinfield, on behalf of BAK Civil Engineering Ltd.

    The site is allocated as employment land within Tameside’s Unitary Development Plan, and NJL were brought on board to demonstrate to the Council that residential development would be appropriate in this instance.  NJL coordinated the planning application, which included an Employment Land Report and Marketing Report to show that the site was not a viable employment site and that there was no demand for employment uses in this location.  Alongside coordination of external technical reports, NJL prepared a Planning Statement and Design and Access Statement in-house, submitted the planning application to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and then negotiated on behalf of the developer through to determination.

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