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Planning Permission at Stockley Park

A good start to the New Year! Planning permission granted for a new Travelodge hotel following completion of the Section 106 agreement.  The proposed scheme comprises a new 81 bedroom hotel to be built as part of the service and leisure hub (The Arena) on the Stockley Park Business Park north of Heathrow. This permission is significant given the site’s location within the Green Belt, with the local planning authority …Read More

Planning Permission for Travelodge Marlow

Acting on behalf of Travelodge Hotels, we are delighted to have secured permission for a new 83 bedroom hotel on the Globe Business Park in Marlow. This development, alongside an adjacent gym and new car parking deck, will help support the business park and the wider Marlow economy. Smith Jenkins led on all planning aspects of the scheme including organising local consultation with key stakeholders and residents. The key planning …Read More

Come and Join Our Growing Team

Following a busy start to 2018, we are looking to appoint planners in our Milton Keynes Office. We are a young, forward thinking Town Planning Consultancy who are looking to expand our Milton Keynes Office in 2018.  We are currently working on a range of interesting projects across multiple sectors and require planners are Senior, Principal and Associate levels to support our on-going success. Based in our Milton Keynes office, …Read More

Contemporary Replacement Dwelling in Green Belt

Working alongside Nicolas Tye Architects, we have secured planning permission for a replacement dwelling in the Green Belt. Replacing a house built in the 1930s, this contemporary dwelling was granted planning permission under delegated authority by Tonbridge and Malling Council.  The proposed dwelling is 34% larger than the one it replaces, and provides accommodation over 4 floors including an enclosed ‘sky garden’ at roof level.  The scheme presented a number …Read More

Smith Jenkins supports MK ACT this Christmas

This Christmas, Smith Jenkins have chosen to support MK Act, the domestic violence intervention service for Milton Keynes. MK Act is a charity which works with over 100 families’ everyday to help them move on from fear and abuse. They have been providing safe emergency accommodation in Milton Keynes for women and their children escaping domestic violence for over 40 years. MK Act offers: Accommodation and Follow-up Services Emergency refuge …Read More

Housing permission in Milton Keynes granted at appeal

Smith Jenkins Ltd have obtained planning permission on behalf of our private clients for 14 residential units in the village of Lavendon at appeal.  The appeal was allowed and an award of costs made against the Council. Milton Keynes Council Development Control Committee refused planning permission for the scheme contrary to officer recommendation on the basis that the site was in the open countryside.  Smith Jenkins lodged an appeal against …Read More

Replacement Dwelling in Green Belt

Smith Jenkins Ltd are pleased to have obtained planning permission for a replacement dwelling in the Metropolitan Green Belt. Following Spelthorne Council’s refusal of planning permission, Smith Jenkins lodged an appeal against the reasons for refusal which included the lack of ‘very special circumstances’ demonstrated to overcome the Green Belt location and harm to the Plotlands area adjacent to the River Thames. Smith Jenkins argued that there was no need …Read More

Planning Permission for New Amenity Building at Fleet Services

Planning Permission has been granted today for a replacement amenity building at Fleet Services, M3. The amenity building at the southbound services suffered a catastrophic fire in December 2016 which resulted in the demolition of the original building.  Smith Jenkins were instructed by Welcome Break to submit a planning application for a replacement building. Working closely with the quickly assembled project team, Smith Jenkins engaged with Hart District Council in …Read More