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  • BJC Planning are delighted to continue to win Appeals for our clients. Our latest success is for a garden store/garage extension in Clanfield, East Hampshire. Permission has been granted, on appeal, for the extension including windows at first floor level and the use of the......

  • BJC Planning is pleased to advise that planning permission was granted for the development of seven dwellings at The Spinney, Lady Betty’s Drive, Whiteley.  The Planning Committee granted permission at its “virtual” Committee on 2 June.  Bryan Jezeph of BJC Planning made his Deputation in......

  • The latest Natural England ‘Advice on achieving nutrient neutrality for new development in the Solent Region’ V5 has now been published.  We at BJC Planning are working hard to ensure at all of our pending applications take account of this updated advice. If you would......

  •   Chris is pleased to receive an appeal decision which granted permission for the change of use of a HMO to 3 flats in Southampton.  Southampton City Council had argued that as the HMO had at least 3 bedrooms and a garden, this change would......

  • BJC Planning has achieved the removal of an agricultural tie on a workers’ dwelling at a former market garden in Titchfield. This is one of several such applications which BJC Planning have dealt with in recent times in Fareham Borough and elsewhere. A similar application......

  • BJC Planning were delighted with the positive outcome at last week’s Fareham Planning Committee for the custom build scheme for 7 dwellings at Bye Road, Swanwick. We have assisted the viability of the project for our client by securing a deed of variation to the......

  • Natural England has now published Version 3 of ‘Advice on achieving nutrient neutrality for new development in the Solent Region’.  The full report can be found within this news item, please double click to open…  Solent Nutrients v3 MARCH2020...

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  • BJC Planning has obtained planning permission for front and rear dormers over an existing converted garage (now used as a ground floor gym and first floor attic).  This development would create more headroom at first floor level and bring extra daylight into the building.  This......

  • An extension to an existing garage/garden store in a property in Clanfield has been allowed on appeal. BJC Planning was refused permission for the proposal by East Hampshire District Council who objected to the height and width and found the proposal to be harmful to......

  • BJC Planning has recently obtained planning permission for the erection of a single-storey rear extension to a shop at 138-140 High Street, Gosport, including a separate storage use (B8). There was until recently a single-storey asbestos clad warehouse/shop floor extension at the site, but this......

  • Planning Permission has been obtained by  BJC Planning for the change of use of land to residential curtilage.  The land is situated to the north of West Street in Titchfield....

  • BJC Planning have been successful in obtaining a Certificate of Lawfulness for use of a garage block and identified curtilage as a single independent residential unit in Warsash....

  • Caroline Jezeph was delighted to meet the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth while attending the “Renaissance of Portsmouth Guildhall” event, hosted by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce....

  • Despite the inclement weather, Bryan and Caroline enjoyed an of evening networking and socialising at Glanville’s Hog Roast this week.  The event was a great success and they met many contacts, old and new!...

  • BJC Planning has obtained planning permission for the removal of an agricultural/forestry tie on a property in Curdridge. The 1975 outline planning permission for the dwelling included an agricultural/forestry tie, as the wider site was in use at that time as a market garden.  The......

  • BJC Planning has obtained prior approval for the change of use of part of a building from offices (B1a) to 4 x 1 bed and 4 x 2 bed flats (C3) at 94 Botley Road, Park Gate, Southampton. This permitted development right is subject to......

  • BJC Planning are delighted to have gained planning permission, on appeal, for a replacement detached dwelling in Shedfield, which had been refused by Winchester City Council for being too large and in excess of the 25% allowance stipulated in Policy DM3. The Inspector accepted that......

  • BJC Planning is working with Clydesdale Estates to gain planning permission for the conversion of a former Home in Multiple Occupation to 5 well appointed, single bedroom flats, providing attractive accommodation for 5 single residents close to the City centre....

  • Chris Ward of BJC Planning is delighted to have received planning permission for a replacement dwelling at Wootton on the Isle of Wight.  This follows an appeal that was dismissed for the same proposal in 2011. The key to obtaining the planning permission was the......

  • We are recruiting for a Planner/Senior Planner We have a vacancy for a qualified planner and would like to hear from skilled, ambitious and motivated candidates looking to further their career: *          MRTPI/MRICS or working towards *          Proven record in planning policy/development management *          Graduate......

  • We were delighted to be able to help with the printing of Titchfield’s Order of Service for this year’s Act of Remembrance and received this lovely thank you from the organisers… “On behalf of the organisers of the Titchfield Act of Remembrance, we would like......

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  • We are pleased to announce that the Fareham Planning Committee held on 23 March 2018 resolved to grant planning permission for the development of custom build detached houses on land off Bye Road, Swanwick. Further information will be made available in the near future....

  • We are pleased to announce that the planning appeal led by Bryan Jezeph Consultancy on behalf of Persimmon Homes South Coast has been allowed....

  • A Charity Quiz was organised by BJC in aid of the Rowans Hospice on 18th May 2017....

  • Planning permission was granted for Change of Use of Premises from B2 manufacturing to B8 storage units at Unit 2, 1-2 Aston Road Waterlooville....

  • BJC Planning is pleased to welcome Stephen Ho to the Practice, who joined us in October 2016.  Stephen joins the Practice as a Planner, having been previously employed as a Development Management Officer for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Stephen has also previously......

  • Congratulations to Katherine Stevens who became elected as a member of the Royal Town Plan Institute in March 2017....

  • BJC has always been keen to assist in the development of the next generation of aspiring planners. In the past the consultancy has even sponsored students whilst they worked towards their qualifications....

  • BJC has organised and sponsored three conferences on the subject of ‘The Planning Implications of the Ageing Population’. ...

  • Planning permission has been granted by East Hampshire District Council for the conversion of an outbuilding to a detached annexe in the grounds of an existing dwelling. BJC Planning successfully addressed the Local Planning Authorities’s previous concerns regarding the size of the annexe by proposing......

  • Planning permission has been granted by Portsmouth City Council for the part change of use of a warehouse to a retail use. BJC Planning successfully addressed the Local Planning Authority’s concern for providing a ‘sequential test’ in line with PPS4 requirements. The permission was subject......

  • Planning permission has recently been granted for the above development at a Listed cottage in Hill Head. The development was designed to minimise its impact upon the protected building. This required the garage to be limited in height and constructed at a distance from the......

  • BJC Planning have successfully negotiated planning permission for the extension of a detached property north of Fareham town centre. Permission had initially been refused for reasons of design and ecological issues, notably great crested newts. BJC was engaged to advise on a strategy. The ecological......

  • Planning permission has been granted by Fareham Borough Council for the change of use of a site comprising a detached dwelling and ‘locally-listed’ barn to a mixed use for residential/respite foster care. The application also included some alterations to fenestration in the barn. The applicants......

  • A Lawful Development Certificate has been granted for a property in Waltham Chase to be used as a dwelling house without an agricultural occupancy restriction. In 1998 the property had been subdivided to form two dwelling units without the benefit of planning permission. The original......