We’re Hiring!

 

Brodie Planning Associates are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious ‘Planner’ or ‘Senior Planner’ to join our team of friendly professionals.

We are a small but well-established practice, with a thorough understanding of the planning process and a proven track record for securing planning permission for challenging sites. Our projects come in all shapes and sizes, including many substantial and prestigious developments, as well as smaller but complex proposals where our planning input adds significant value. Our clients are similarly diverse and range from national developers, housing associations and country estates, through to small businesses, farmers and private individuals. The vast majority of our projects are from repeat business or on recommendation, endorsing the high-quality of our work.

We are looking for MRTPI-qualified candidates (or actively working towards accreditation) who have private-sector or local government experience. A clear understanding of planning matters and excellent communication skills, including report writing, is vital. The ideal candidate will need to be adept at both team and individual working and will need to be confident in client-facing situations. Drive and enthusiasm are important qualities to help this expanding consultancy continue to prosper.

The remuneration package includes a competitive salary, pension contributions, birthday leave in addition to annual leave entitlement, and a discretionary annual bonus, as well as paid membership subscriptions and CPD events, and excellent career progression opportunities. We also operate a flexible working policy, allowing employees choice, freedom, and flexibility as to where, when and how they work, balancing personal, team and client requirements.

To discuss the role informally and confidentially please contact Wendy Hopkins, Company Director on 01242-898368 or 07900-243414. Alternatively, please email your CV to wendy@brodieplanning.co.uk

Neighbourhood Planning: Regulation 16 Consultation for the Norton-Juxta-Kempsey (NJK) Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Planning: Regulation 16 Consultation for the Norton-Juxta-Kempsey (NJK) Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Planning: Regulation 16 Consultation for the Norton-Juxta-Kempsey (NJK) Neighbourhood Plan commences on Friday 21st May and runs until 5pm on Friday 2nd July.

The Plan can be reviewed and any comments made via the following link to Wychavon District Council (WDC) – https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning/norton-juxta-kempsey-neighbourhood-plan Hard copies are also available from Pershore Library and at the Council Offices in the Civic Centre, Pershore.

The NJK steering group have worked hard to progress their Plan to this point and with only two more stages in the process after the Reg 16 consultation – Examination & Referendum – the journeys end is in sight.

Call for Sites – South Warwickshire Local Plan

Call for Sites – South Warwickshire Local Plan

A ‘Call for Sites’ consultation has just been launched for the South Warwickshire Local Plan and will run until the 21st June 2021.

A ‘Call for Sites’ consultation has just been launched for the South Warwickshire Local Plan and will run until the 21st June 2021.This is a great opportunity for landowners, developers and agents to submit sites to Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils for potential allocation in the new development plan.

If you feel you have a site suitable for housing or employment use and want to understand more about its development potential, contact BPA on 01242 898368 or email mail@brodieplanning.co.uk to see how we can best assist you. 

Neighbourhood Plan success for Honeybourne as plan is successful at referendum!

Another great result. Honeybourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan successfully passes Referendum under the guidance and direction of BPA. Thursday’s positive Referendum result saw an impressive 89.5% ‘yes’ vote with a 28% turnout. We have worked with the group from conception, having assisted them every step of the way. It is great to see the Plan successfully pass through a public vote, it will be formally adopted by Wychavon District Council within the next 8 weeks.

 

Successful Appeal and Award of Costs

Successful Appeal and Award of Costs

BPA has secured planning permission on appeal, along with a full costs award, for the change of use of an ancillary building to an independent dwellinghouse in Upper Oddington, Moreton-in-Marsh.

Despite the advice of professional officers, the Council refused the application at planning committee due to the effect of the proposal on the character and appearance of the area.

BPA successfully argued that as the external appearance of the building would remain exactly the same as an extant planning permission, the reason for refusal could not be substantiated. The Inspector agreed and found the building to be of a high-quality design respecting the character and appearance of the locality. Accordingly, the Inspector found no conflict with the adopted Local Plan or Cotswold Design Code.

In addition to allowing the appeal, the Inspector held that the Council provided little evidence as to why it felt the development was considered to be of an inappropriate design. Consequently, the refusal of planning permission constituted unreasonable behaviour and the Council were ordered to pay the applicant’s full costs in the appeal proceedings.

If you have any queries on this decision or would like to discuss a similar proposal, please contact the Office on 01242 898368 or mail@brodieplanning.co.uk

Pebworth Neighbourhood Plan has now been formally ‘made’.

The Plan was unanimously adopted by councillors at the Wychavon District Council Meeting last night (18 September 2019).

BPA worked with the parish from the Plan’s conception to completion, assisting the group every step of the way.Endorsement through a successful referendum and adoption by the Council sees the Plan formally sit alongside the South Worcestershire Development Plan. A great achievement for BPA and the Steering Group.

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