Town and Country Planning
Confirmation of RTPI Learning Partner Status for HPP

30 November -0001 |

HPP is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to obtain RTPI Learning Partner Status. This status demonstrates the commitment to training and professional development that HPP has incorporated within its workplace. In assessing our application, the RTPI recognised the fact that HPP values professional membership of the RTPI, ensuring that all members and potential members are effectively supported in undertaking professional development activity throughout their planning careers.

Improvements in the pipeline for the NSIP regime

30 November -0001 |

Changes to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime.

Small but significant changes to the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) regime are promised in today

Hunter Page Highly Commended

30 November -0001 |

HPP are delighted to have been Highly Commended in the Planning Consultancy Category at the Planning Awards ceremony 2014.

The Planning Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in planning work by local authorities, consultants, developers, lawyers, voluntary and neighbourhood groups and all the other key players in the planning system.

The Planning Awards were launched in June 2014 by Planning Magazine and Planning Resource as a means of honouring the best work being in the industry today.

HPP had fierce competition; up against significantly larger multidisciplinary companies, so we were pleased to receive the Highly Commended Award.

HPP hope to register for a number of categories for the 2015 Awards, so watch this space!

Members minded to approve the development of 62 dwellings in Green Belt subject to prior consultation with the Secretary Of State

30 November -0001 |

Members of South Bedfordshire Planning Committee have approved a development of up to 62 dwellings in Green Belt subject to prior consultation with the Secretary Of State. The site forms an undeveloped parcel of land comprising 3.18 ha on the edge of Houghton Regis.

HPP managed the application on behalf of Beechcroft which involved a considerable amount of public participation throughout the application process.

Potential development of land to the rear of the High Street, Theale.

30 November -0001 |

These proposals show how land to the rear of the High Street could be developed for retirement apartments for people aged 55 and over and some affordable housing. The proposals also include parking provision for some of the existing businesses on the High Street that back on to the site and parking for the John Cumber Hall.

If you would like to make any comments on the proposals, please fill out the comment form and post back to the address on the form, or email us at info@hunterpage.net.

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More changes to Permitted Development Rights planned by Government, this time relating to uses within the town centres.

30 November -0001 |

The Government announced on 30th April 2014 that it will be consulting this summer on plans to make changes to Permitted Development Rights (PD). LPAs are to be given more power to control the number of betting shops opening in their area. Bookies who want to open new shops will have to submit a planning application allowing LPAs to refuse such applications and prevent new betting shops opening in their area.

Job vacancy for a Graduate Planner

30 November -0001 |

Hunter Page Planning Ltd (HPP) is a rapidly growing planning consultancy which has recently been shortlisted for the RTPI's Planning Consultancy of the Year Award. With a workload which covers the whole of the UK, HPP is the largest independent planning consultancy in Gloucestershire. HPP has an extensive client base which incorporates a wide range of development sectors. With its head office is located in Cheltenham, HPP has recently opened a new office based in Swindon to meet the increasing workload arising from demands in the South east region of the country.

With an excellent reputation in the market, HPP are offering an unrivalled opportunity to join in such a busy period. In addition to working hard, HPP believe in promoting a fun and competitive atmosphere, frequently getting involved in sporting and charity events.

Our expanding team is looking to recruit a graduate member planner at our Swindon office. You will be required to support the senior members of staff in the office, working on a wide variety of exciting projects including major urban extensions and retail developments in addition to a wide variety of smaller schemes.

The successful candidate will be fully supported and mentored in obtaining chartered membership of the MRTPI.

Applicants for the graduate position should be highly motivated and commercially minded to ensure clients receive the highest standard of service. The successful applicant will receive a competitive remuneration package, including flexible benefits and excellent salary, the details of which are available upon application.

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Read; Ben.read@hunterpage.net or alternatively please send a CV and covering letter to Sharon Rendell - Sharon.Rendell@hunterpage.net

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