Job Vacancies at Green Planning:

Green Planning Studio Ltd is pleased to announce that they are now advertising 3 job vacancies for a Planner / Assistant Planner, an Appeals Assistant and Researcher and an Architectural Assistant RIBA Part II.

We are 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.

Planner/ Assistant Planner

You will be part of our busy appeals team, drafting and preparing planning appeal documentation. We are looking for an ambitious individual who will become one of our winning advocates. See more at:
This is a full-time post.

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 law.
This is a full-time post.

Architectural Assistant RIBA Part II

Join our busy team preparing applications for a wide range of building types and scales of development. Part Ill support provided.
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 26 March 2018

Job Vacancy for Sales and Marketing Assistant

As part of our continued expansion, Green Planning Studio are currently looking to recruit a permanent Sales and Marketing Assistant (job share).

See more and apply online via the Shropshire Star advert or contact us directly, including your CV.

You will be a graduate, or have equivalent experience, with an interest in planning and architecture who will be the contact for all new enquiries to the practice. You will assist with marketing activities and provide administrative support for the applications team. A bright and friendly telephone manner is essential. Knowledge and experience of planning would be desirable but training will be provided. Part-time job share 0.6 over 3 days. Salary plus benefits to be agreed commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application closing date:
Monday 5 February 2018

Planner/Senior Planner required

Planning permission on sites with planning constraint

Green Plannings Studios workload continues to expand so we are currently recruiting for a Planner/Senior Planner.

You will need to be a qualified and chartered planner with a strategic approach to appeals. You will have a meticulous approach to data and an ability to write clear technical/legal English. You will be an effective team worker and able to handle and prioritise a busy and diverse workload.

See our advert, job specification and apply online at The Planner’s jobs website

Salary: Up to £40,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date for applications: 05 Feb 2018

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning

On Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day #christmasjumperday2017,
Green Planning Studio Ltd would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers and visitors a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning
Green planning sporting their Christmas Jumpers for #christmasjumperday2017

2017 has been another successful year winning more cases and gaining more planning permissions for a host of diverse sites. 2018 promises continued growth for us as a practice and many more planning permissions granted for our clients.

Our offices will be closed from 5 pm on the 22nd of December 2017 until 9 am on the 2nd of January 2018 inclusively.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning
Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from everybody at Green Planning

If you are thinking of a project that may need planning permission or some Architectural Design please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to advise you.

Snow: Office open as normal again

After a couple of days of disruption due to the heavy snow in Shropshire, both on Monday and part of yesterday, we are pleased to confirm that the office is open as normal again today.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and potential clients for their patience during this disruption.

How to win planning permission Podcast with Ruth Reed

Ruth talks planning on the Time for Timber podcast

Ruth Reed, director of Green Planning Studio, was a guest on week 2 of the Time for Timber Podcast, the regular podcast of the Structural Timber Association.

Ruth Reed joined Andrew Carpenter and talked about her career as an Architect that has spanned public and private practice and the Planning Inspectorate, being the first woman president of the Royal Institute of British Architects where she continues to represent the profession in planning matters.

In this episode, Ruth talks about moving from her background in architecture to planning. Top tips for anyone wanting to gain planning permission and why she loves timber frame so much. “I got into planning to defend the genuinely good.”

The podcast is on iTunes here: but is embedded below for your convenience:

Matthew Green to speak on “Maximising Your Land Use”

Matthew Green is speaking at the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show 2017

Matthew Green is speaking at the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show 2017

Our Director, Matthew Green, is going to be speaking on  “Maximising Your Land Use” at the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show on the 9th in Theatre Hall 10.

Matthew said:

I will be setting out how Green Planning Studio can help landowners and potential landowners identify how they can maximise the planning opportunities on their sites. This can include exploiting the conditions or lack of conditions on an existing planning permission and how alternative uses can be found for a site. We can identify existing uses and show how a certificate of lawfulness can open up the potential of sites. This can benefit tourism uses such as glamping, caravans and even tree houses as well as other rural activities from agriculture to rural crafts. We are at the forefront of emerging case law which gives our clients exceptional opportunities not open to them from conventional planning strategies.

Green Planning returns to Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live - NEC 11th-15th October

After a busy and successful year, Green Planning Studio will return to Birmingham’s NEC from the 11th-15th of October for another instalment of Grand Designs LIVE. We will be offering expert planning and architectural advice specialising in areas of constraint.

Join us in the Grand Build Section at stand B472. We will be available to assist with your enquiries. Ruth and Ian have previously been planning and architectural experts at both the Home Building and Renovating Show and at Grand Designs LIVE in London and in Birmingham.

Green Planning Studio offering advice to perspective clients
Our stand was busy last year. Visit us for advice on Planning and Architecture at Stand B472

Michael Rudd brings the long running Wenman case to a successful conclusion

Director Michael Rudd has successfully concluded a long-running case to secure permanent consent for Mr Wenman.

The case of Mr Wenman and Waverley Borough Council has finally drawn to a conclusion, with Inspector Philip Major allowing the appeal and granting a permanent planning permission.  The appeal was made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant planning permission. Mr Wenman’s had previously had his appeal dismissed, but that was overturned by the High Court.

Read the details of the case here:
Michael Rudd brings the long-running Wenman case to a successful conclusion