All posts by: Lynda Mernick

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5th January 2022

Ground mounted solar array in West Kent

JTS has submitted a planning application for a ground mounted solar photovoltaic array on green belt land in west Kent. The scheme will generate 3MWp of supply to the district grid and brings about the opportunity to significantly reduce the borough’s carbon footprint and help meet net zero carbon energy targets.  The scheme proposes a […]

5th January 2022

Officer recommendation for refusal overturned by Committee, Dunkirk

JTS has successfully secured planning permission for a self-build dwelling outside the defined settlement confines of a village. It was demonstrated that the site is clearly an infill development plot and the introduction of a dwelling would have no adverse impact on the character of the village, open views, or the landscape character of the […]

22nd September 2021

What an achievement?

A massive well done to some of the JTS Team who recently climbed to the top of Mount Cadair Idris. It took 6-7 hours and 9 miles of walking but they made it 893 metres to the top and all still smiling. Well done guys!

General News
8th September 2021

Join our team!

We are currently recruiting a new qualified and experienced Chartered Senior Building Surveyor to join our Brentwood office. If you are interested in this position and would like to find out more details about this role then please do not hesitate to contact us and e-mail a copy of your CV to If you […]

Building Surveying
7th September 2021

Householder planning appeal allowed for the alteration and extension of a property in Martlesham, East Suffolk

Householder planning appeal has been allowed by the Planning Inspector for the alteration and extension of a property in Martlesham, East Suffolk. East Suffolk Council refused planning permission on the grounds that the proposal would fail to respect the character and appearance of the host dwelling. However, the Planning Inspector agreed with our arguments set […]

3rd August 2021

Car port solar array in Gateshead

The JTS Partnership has submitted a planning application for a Car Port Solar Array within the car park of a local authority building. The number of car parking spaces will not be affected and therefore ensures a continuation of the land for vehicle parking. The submission includes a Glint and Glare Assessment to demonstrate the […]

21st July 2021

Planning application for a self-build dwelling outside settlement confines

A householder application for a self-build dwelling with associated access, parking and landscaping has been submitted to Swale Borough Council. The dwelling will be of a Potton barn style design with a rural character comprising a material palette of brick and weatherboarding. Proposed improvements to landscaping, tree planting and hedgerows will lead to an increase […]

21st July 2021

Replacement dwelling in Sevenoaks District

JTS has recently submitted a planning application for the demolition of the existing dwelling, formation of new access and erection of a replacement dwelling to the rear with associated garage, parking, and landscaping. The replacement dwelling is proposed as a self-build and would constitute small scale infilling of residential garden land. The application follows a […]