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Planning Permission at former Stanley Hunt Printworks, Rushden


Smith Jenkins have secured planning permission on behalf of our client for the redevelopment of the former Stanley Hunt Printworks in Rushden to create 12 dwellings. The Planning Management Committee of East Northamptonshire Council said the scheme was “an exemplar of proactive planning” and “the best possible solution for the redevelopment of the site” . Highways and heritage were notable issues that were overcome and

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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 to demonstrate very special circumstances in this case, because the proposed house was a replacement dwelling.  The development was therefore ‘ appropriate ‘ development for the purpose of Paragraph 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  In addition, the case at Tandridge [2015] supported the appellants view that the wording of the NPPF in respect of replacement ‘ building’ could be taken in the singular as well as the plural.  Demolition of a number of buildings across the application site is beneficial to the creation of

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