Ruth Reed featured in ‘First Women UK’ exhibition

Green Planning Studio’s Director, Ruth Reed, is to be featured in the forthcoming ‘First Women UK’ photographic exhibition at The Royal College of Art from 20th July – 22nd August 2018.

As the first female President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Ruth made history in 2009, following more than 175 years of male leadership.  She has been photographed by artist Anita Corbin as part of this epic project of 100 portraits of trailblazing women in all fields of public life, alongside Betty Boothroyd, Nicola Sturgeon, and Dame Stella Rimmington to name a very few.

Artist Anita Corbin said: “Ten years ago, I had a powerful vision.  I knew I had to create a body of work unlike anything I’d seen before. I wanted to celebrate women who have pushed boundaries to achieve their dreams in their own field. I wanted to tell their story, and I wanted it to be seen in 2018 as a celebration of 100 years of female suffrage.”

Of her inclusion in the project, Ruth said: “I am thrilled to be part of this exhibition and honoured to be amongst such amazing role models”.

The First Women UK exhibition will open on 20th July 2018 in the Dyson Gallery of the Royal College of Art, Riverside, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN. Entry is free, 12noon-5pm daily until 22nd August.   The exhibition will then travel around the UK, (dates and venues to be announced).

For more information please visit:

First Women UK

Twitter: @firstwomenuk





Green Planning returning to Homebuilding & Renovation Show

Green Planning will be at the Surrey Home Building and Renovation Show 2018 on the 30th June and the 1st of July

Green Planning Studio Ltd will be exhibiting again at the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show on Saturday the 30th of June and Sunday the 1st of July 2018. Ruth Reed and Ian Leighton will be in attendance to offer Architectural, Design, Renovation and Planning advice on stand S552.

The exhibition takes place at:

Sandown Park
Portsmouth Road
KT10 9AJ

In addition, Ian Leighton will be presenting:

Do I need an Architect? Learn how an architect can help you and what their role involves from concept design to construction detail, to helping obtain quotes and appoint and manage a contractor.

His presentation will be on Sunday the 1st of July 2018 from 10.30-10.50 in the Master Class theatre.

Advanced Tickets for the show are available here: until 3pm on the 29th of June.
We hope to see you there.

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: