Friday, 27 January 2017

Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >> consultants appointed for the Scoping Study

Before Christmas, the selection procedure for consultants on the Port Royal Scoping Study was well under way:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >> consultants shortlisted for the Scoping Study

They will have several issues to consider - for example:
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal and the Eastern Town: reducing the amount of land given over to vehicle movements while introducing residential and employment spaces

Now the elected Members involved in the project have agreed that Sidmouth Town Council will appoint Jillings-Heynes to be the consultant for the Port Royal Scoping Study. 

Jillings-Heynes are based in the South West with a main office in Exeter:

Here is a profile from their website:

About Us

Neal Jillings and Ed Heynes jointly run Jillings Heynes Planning Ltd after a number of years successfully practicing as Jillings Hutton Planning and Heynes Planning respectively. Neal has been working in the planning profession since 1994 and has previously spent time working for North Somerset Council, the Planning Inspectorate and Savills. Ed brings over 25 years experience as a planner in the public and private sector. He worked at a senior level for local authorities in Warwickshire and then later as a Director for Hepher Dixon heading its office in Milton Keynes and then as a Director at Savills in Exeter.

The priority for the consultancy is to make sure that, on every project, there is Director input at every level. This ensures that the very best advice is given. We always look to create a tailor-made strategy for a particular project which clients are happy with before we proceed. In providing our advice we ensure that we have knowledge of up to date planning policy and guidance at a national and local level.

Our key business objectives are:
> to fully understand the objectives of the client before commencing on a project;
> to ensure that the strategy for delivering the project is tailored to meet the agreed objectives; and
> to provide clients with the very best cost effective planning consultancy advice.


We can offer the following services:
Planning applications
Applications for listed building consent, certificates of lawfulness, and other specialist applications
Planning appeals, including expert witness
Strategic site promotion
Planning appraisals
Planning enforcement
Environmental Impact Assessment
Project co-ordination
Neighbourhood plans
Community consultation and liaison
General planning advice

We work alongside a wide range of other specialist consultants in the planning, development and construction industry. We can therefore draw upon the skills of others, for example an architect, highway consultant or ecologist to help deliver projects.

It is understood that, after a meeting of Councillors and consultants, there will be the next meeting of the Reference group with the consultants present:

The Herald reports:

Consultant selected for Sidmouth’s £10,000 Port Royal study

15:40 27 January 2017

Sidmouth, Port Royal. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 0934-03-12AW

A firm with ‘similar experience and knowledge of the area’ has been appointed to conduct a scoping study to explore options for Port Royal’s regeneration.
Key members of the £10,000 project’s reference group selected Jillings Heynes Planning last week from three options last week.
The Exeter-based consultants will determine what types of development are possible and viable, as well as what kinds of ideas there are for the site.
They will use feedback from their own research as well as ideas being gathered through previous studies, current consultations such as the Neighbourhood Plan and through the consultation that will be organised through the new study.
The next step will be for Sidmouth Town Council to arrange a meeting between members of the reference group and Jillings Heynes to discuss the scope of the work that the consultants will carry out.
Council chairman Councillor Jeff Turner said: “It will be great to get this scoping exercise underway and completed.
“We anticipate that we will be able to report back on the findings in the summer.”

Consultant selected for Sidmouth’s £10,000 Port Royal study - News - Sidmouth Herald

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