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Out with the old and in with the new… we have adopted a new design for our website. There are some more adjustments to be made to make the whole site more seamless and we will be adding some new wrinkles as well.

Job vacancy for Appeals Assistant and Researcher

Shropshire Star Job Advert for Appeals Assistant and Researcher
Shropshire Star Job Advert for Appeals Assistant and Researcher

Green Planning studio has advertised following job vacancy in the Shropshire Star:

Green Planning Studio is a planning-led, multi-disciplinary consultancy based at
Upton Magna near Shrewsbury, working on cases across England and Wales.

We specialise in unusual sites in rural areas for both developers and private individuals, and
require a candidate for a post to support the delivery of our expanding portfolio of land-use,
housing and mixed-use development cases.

Appeals Assistant and Researcher

You will be part of our busy appeals team, carrying out research and also drafting and
preparing planning appeal documentation. As a minimum, you will be a graduate, ideally with
a degree in town planning or law.
This is a full-time post.

Please send CVs and any queries to
GREEN PLANNING STUDIO LTD, Unit D Lunesdale, Upton Magna Business Park, SY4 4TT
Telephone: 01743 709364 Fax: 01743 709385

Application closing date: Monday 14 August 2017

GPS exhibiting at Homebuilding & Renovating Show

new-logo-everestGreen Planning Studio Ltd will be exhibiting at the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show on Saturday the 1st of July 2017 and Sunday the 2nd of July 2017.

The exhibition takes place at

Sandown Park
Portsmouth Road
KT10 9AJ

In addition, Ruth Reed will be presenting a Masterclass Theatre on:

“Obtaining Planning Permission in the Greenbelt, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks.”

Her presentation will be on Sunday the 2nd of July 2017 from 14:30 – 14:50

Advanced Tickets for the show are available until the 30th of June here:

We are recruiting

Green Planning Studio Ltd is looking for an enthusiastic and resourceful planner or assistant planner to support the delivery of our expanding portfolio of land-use, housing and mixed-use development.

As a minimum, you will be a graduate with a degree in Town Planning and will assist the management and senior staff in the research, preparation and submission of material in support of the Practice’s broad portfolio of planning application casework.  An understanding of the planning system and the ability to logically analyse, interpret and translate planning policies and legislation into clear technical and legal written English is essential.

A successful graduate or post-graduate candidate will be fully supported and mentored in obtaining chartered membership of RTPI.

Planning permission granted for two executive style houses in West Sussex

Site Layout: After
Green Planning Studio has successfully obtained planning permission for two 5 bedroom detached houses with detached double garages in the countryside in Henfield, West Sussex.
This is the final stage part of a three-stage planning strategy which included establishing the lawful uses that were already present on the site and then working with the Council to re-configure the site with a scheme that was beneficial to all parties.

Our architects designed the houses which sit in generous plots and benefit from views over the Sussex countryside. The houses respect the existing architectural vernacular and have been designed to maximise the development potential of the site.

Site Layout: After
Site Layout: After
Site Layout: Before
Site Layout: Before

Green Planning will be advising at Grand Designs Live again

Grand Designs Live - London, Excel
Grand Designs Live – London, Excel. 29th April to 7th May

Once again Green Planning Studio will on hand to give advice at Grand Designs Live at the Excel in London. Director, Ruth Reed, will be on hand to help visitors with their design and planning ideas. Click here to read Ruth’s profile and to book a consultation slot EXPERT BOOKING TIMES.
Ruth will be available for consultation on your project on the 4th and the 5th of May. We look forward to seeing you there.

Green Planning at Shrewsbury Sixth Form Careers evening

Ian LeightonFor the third year, Green Planning’s Senior Architect, Ian Leighton BA BArch RIBA, will be on hand to give careers advice at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. Tonight Ian will be helping students consider a career in Architecture. Ian will be outlining the steps involved in becoming a Chartered Architect, what Architecture is about and what a career as an Architect is like.

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College’s Progression/Careers Evening is at the English Bridge campus.

Planning permission Gained for 3 eco-houses in Suffolk

Planning Gained for 3 eco-houses in Suffolk
Planning Gained for 3 eco-houses in Suffolk

Green Planning Studio has successfully obtained Planning Permission at a Planning Appeal for three individual designed eco-houses with detached double garages on a plot of land in Beck Row, Mildenhall, Suffolk.

The Planning Inspector concluded that Forest Heath District Council could not demonstrate a 5-year supply of housing land. Green Planning Studio successfully argued that the Council should not be able to eliminate a substantial backlog by merely publishing a new objectively assessed need.

Green Planning’s Architects and Planning experts designed each of the eco-houses, which sit in a large individual plot of land, to have solar and PV panels, a small vertical wind turbine and underground heat pump coils.

Each of these 4 bedroomed eco-houses is of a contemporary design in their rural setting and has been designed to a very high specification with extensive feature glazing to take full advantage of the available views.

If you have a project of a similar nature that you are thinking about, then please do not hesitate to contact us.