All posts by: Matthew Driscoll

About Matthew Driscoll

Matt is an Associate Planner based at our Brentwood office and works closely with clients, promoting development projects throughout the UK. In addition to advising on strategic and technical planning matters, Matt’s responsibilities also include the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary design teams; project programming (planning process); site appraisal; planning appeal case work; planning obligation negotiation and CIL advice.

28th May 2020

Planning permission secured for a replacement dwelling, annexe, stables and menage near Maldon, Essex

The JTS Partnership has secured planning permission for the replacement of a bungalow near Wickham Bishops, Essex, with a 5,000 sq ft two-storey 5-bedroom detached dwelling, together with single-storey detached one-bedroom annexe, a single storey, 3-bay stable and store, along with a 20m x 40m menage. Instructed initially in 2013 for the previous owner, JTS […]

22nd May 2020

JTS COVID-19 Response – Update

We have updated our page with our latest position following the Government’s announcement on 10th May. We will continue to monitor Government advice, but for the moment, all staff members continue to work from home and can be contacted through the usual channels. Individual email contacts can be found on Our Team page: Our general […]

General News
22nd April 2020

Planning consent granted for two-storey rear extension and alterations to provide extended retail space at ground floor and use of the first floor as 1 x 1-bed flat and 1 x studio flat in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Following a previous refusal on a similar scheme that was subsequently dismissed at appeal in 2016, JTS was instructed to pursue and secure consent for a revised scheme.  The previous concerns raised by the Local Planning Authority and the inspector were on poor internal design.  The LPA had previously accepted a change of use from […]

20th April 2020

Planning application submitted for solar photovoltaic array on land associated with an agricultural college

JTS has recently submitted a planning application for the installation of a Ground Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Array on land associated with an agricultural college.  The application follows a pre-application submission and the scheme submitted has sought to address the issues raised during pre-application discussions. A landscape visual impact appraisal has informed the landscape proposals submitted.  […]

17th April 2020

Planning application submitted for extra care development in South Oxfordshire

JTS has submitted a full planning application to South Oxfordshire District Council for Extra Care Development Comprising 34 Apartments (Use Class C2), Associated Communal Facilities, Provision of Vehicular and Cycle Parking and Associated Landscape Works. Residential care has historically been established on the site for almost 60 years and remains an important part of the community.  There is an opportunity for extra […]

15th April 2020

Householder appeal allowed for extension to dwelling in Conservation Area

The JTS Partnership have secured planning permission through a householder appeal against a refusal from London Borough of Havering. The proposal for a two storey rear extension and external alterations to a detached dwelling, followed a previously refused planning application and dismissed appeal, for which JTS had no involvement. The dwelling in question fell within […]

Conservation, Planning
9th April 2020

Planning application submitted for dwelling in Brentwood, Essex

JTS has submitted a planning application for a single-storey dwelling on a previously developed site within Brentwood, Essex. The existing commercial site, located within a residential area, had been subject to three previous applications, which had been refused and two dismissed appeals. Working with the client and the architect, JTS advised on the most appropriate […]

8th April 2020

Planning applications submitted for hotel extensions

On behalf of our client, a privately-owned hotel group, JTS have submitted planning applications for extensions to two of their hotels. The first application is for an additional 19 rooms through single-storey extensions at a hotel in the Borough of Spelthorne, near to Heathrow Airport. JTS had led a pre-application with the Council to discuss […]

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