JSA Planning provides collective expertise with a commercial approach to projects to ensure that clients maximise the value of their investment and minimise planning risk.

Whether supporting other JSA functions in Design, Energy, or Projects, JSA Planning offers the unique opportunity to work collectively with other sectors of the business but also independently to provide professional planning guidance to a broad range of clients.

Scope of services

Site Appraisal
Development Appraisal Assessment of site development potential within current and future planning policy context
Strategic Site Assessment To include land sweep/search and strategic growth assessment
Constraints Analysis Assessment of constraints and opportunities for potential strategic development sites

Production of Design and Access Statements to support planning applications

Design and Access Statements
Development Briefs Produce briefs for major or complicated sites drawing on site analysis, key constraints, design principles, indicative proposals etc
Urban Design Advice Provide specific input on urban design principles and themes
Master Planning Preparation of masterplans ranging from strategic concept plans through to illustrative and detailed masterplan layouts
Site Promotion
Local Development Framework (LDF) Promotion Promotion and project management of sites through the relevant Local Development Process
Regional Spatial Strategy Promotion Promotion of longer term, strategic sites through the evolving Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS)
Submission of Representations The submission of representations on behalf of clients to emerging Local Authority Development Plans
EIP Appearance Attendance and appearance at LDF/RSS Examinations
Planning Application
Project Management Co-ordination and submission of planning applications, from preparation of supporting documents, management through the planning process and attendance at committee aimed at securing positive outcomes
Planning Statements Production of Planning Statements to support planning applications
Enforcement Management
  • Guidance and advice on all matters of Enforcement Procedures
  • Submission of Certificate’s of Lawfulness
  • Co-ordination of statutory declarations
  • Liaison and negotiation on all planning matters
  • Section 106 developer contributions
Appeal Co-ordination
  • Written Representations
  • Informal Hearings
  • Public Inquiries
Enforcement Appeals Appeals against Enforcement Notice’s, refusal of Certificate of Lawfulness
Other Services
General Advice Formal and informal planning advice across all planning matters
Planning Conditions The management and co-ordination of the discharge of planning conditions