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J B Planning Associates Limited

Limited Company | www.jbplanning.com

Chells Manor
Chells Lane

Telephone: 01438 312130
Fax: 01438 312131
Contact: Mr John Boyd

Email: info@jbplanning.com

Website: www.jbplanning.com


Chells Manor
Chells Lane

Telephone: 01438 312130
Fax: 01438 312131
Contact: Mr John Boyd

Email: info@jbplanning.com

Mr John Boyd BA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

John Boyd started his planning career working in the Structure Plan Team at Hertfordshire County Council and was involved in Structure Plan Reviews, working on housing and leisure policies and also generating population and household projections and census data analysis.

A more diverse work experience in both Development Control and Planning Policy has developed in the private sector involving participating in Structure Plan and Regional Spatial Strategies Examinations in Public and appearing at Local Plan Inquiries followed by Core Strategies and AAP Examinations. A significant part of this work has been in the promotion of large scale strategic sites for development for a variety of development companies.

In relation to Development Control, John has built up a considerable amount of experience and track record in achieving planning permissions for a variety of uses, including both large scale residential schemes and commercial developments together with bespoke large replacement dwellings, proposals involving listed buildings and development schemes in conservation areas. A substantial number of permissions have been secured through negotiation, although John has been involved in a variety of planning inquiries as expert witness.

Technical skills accrued include managing large multi-disciplinary project teams as Lead Consultant, extensive knowledge of the planning system, including public examinations, instructing Counsel and being an expert planning witness and finally good negotiation skills to achieve added value to development projects.

Mr Paul Atton BA (Hons) MRTPI   [ E-mail ]

Paul Atton mainly works in development control, identifying opportunities and seeking to add value. He is directly responsible to clients, engendering new business and fee generation. He acts for developers and landowners in carrying out site appraisals and obtaining planning permissions.

He has been involved in residential and commercial schemes, town centre regeneration, care homes and (D1) non residential institution uses; Section 106 work, affordable housing, replacement dwellings, residential infilling and new flats. He also has experience of planning applications for rural business diversification, change of use and new farm buildings. These projects have involved Green Belt issues and arguing very special circumstances. Paul has extensive experience in dealing with proposals relating to listed buildings and conservation areas.

Paul’s work has included dealing with planning appeals both written representations, informal hearings and public inquiries. He liaises with other specialists and consultants, including barristers, solicitors, highway and environmental experts.

Ms Claire Newbury  [ E-mail ]

Mr Nick Ward BA(Hons) MSc Dip UD MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Nick has considerable planning expertise gained from working for private and public sector organisations across the East of England. Notable projects include urban extensions, the redevelopment of a former military airfield, and a significant regeneration scheme.

Recently he has been involved with energy related Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, the advancement of Strategic Master Plans, neighbourhood planning, community engagement activities and heritage matters.

Nick has extensive knowledge and experience and is helping to advance development sites through emerging local plans and secure planning permission for clients.


Planning Urban Design Neighbourhood Planning Community Engagement Heritage and Conservation Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Mr Paul Cronk BA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Paul began his planning career at Colchester Borough Council. Since then, he has developed a strong planning policy knowledge base. This was assisted by his move to the HBF where he acted as an advocate for the house building industry, making written representations to a vast number of planning policy documents, particularly in relation to housing land supply matters. He has appeared as a key witness at numerous Local Plan and Core Strategy Examinations across the Eastern, East Midlands and South Eastern regions. He also gave evidence at the Regional Spatial Strategy Examination for the East of England Plan.

He has been responsible at Local Authority level for commissioning and overseeing the production of Strategic Housing Market Assessments. He has also been a member of a number of Strategic Housing Market Partnerships where he promoted the interests of the development industry. Similarly, Paul has also participated in the production of a number of Strategic Land Availability Assessments from both the public and private sector viewpoints.

At Medway Council he had responsibility for progressing the production of a Core Strategy that included a proposed new settlement of 5,000 dwellings.

Mr Cuma Ahmet BSc (Hons) MPhil MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr James Delafield BSc (Hons) MSc, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

James Delafield is a Chartered Planner who joined JB Planning in September 2014 with 6 years' experience of planning gained from working in the public sector. This includes spells at Bedfordshire County Council and more recently Central Bedfordshire Council, where he also provided planning advice to Bedford Borough Council through a shared service agreement.

During this time, James was mainly involved in case managing minerals and waste planning applications, including those with full Environmental Impact Assessments. He also gained experience of preparing evidence and acting as an expert witness at planning appeals, and contributing to the formulation of planning policy and guidance for minerals and waste development.

Since joining JB Planning, James has broadened his experience across the residential and commercial sectors, and through doing so has utilised and further developed skills gained through his previous roles and MSc in Spatial Planning.

Mr Jonathan Stewart BA (Hons) PgDip (Urban Design)  [ E-mail ]

Mr Lee Stannard MPlan  [ E-mail ]


Barn Conversions, Liveries, Planning & Development


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Working from Home


Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

Environmental Statements, Rights of Way


Crime Prevention Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Service Industry


Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Sub-regional Planning

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Public Participation, Village/Town Appraisals


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals

Tourism & Leisure

Golf Courses, Parks, Playing Fields

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      8
Total Professional Staff      5
Chartered Town Planners      4
Chartered Surveyors      1

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Company Details

The Company was established by John Boyd MRTPI in 2003 and is based in a Grade II* listed 16th Century Manor House. The Company has established itself with an excellent Client base ranging from land owners through to Public Limited Companies.

Projects are advanced in the most effective way to ensure speedy and commercially viable results.

Main Areas of Expertise

The Company philosphy is to go the extra mile in achieving good results for our Clients, often against the odds and in controversial planning circumstances. This covers a wide range of planning work and some of the main areas are:

  • Planning Strategies

  • Planning Applications, Appeals and Enforcement

  • Core Strategy and Site Allocation Promotions

  • Expert Witness

  • Project Management of multi disciplinary teams

  • Public Consultation events

Client Base

The Company has a wide range of Clients:

  • National Developers

  • Major Land Owners

  • Industrialists

  • Regional House Builders