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PJS Development Solutions Ltd

Limited Company | www.pjs-development-solutions.co.uk/

PJS Development Solutions Ltd
26 Lea Crescent

Telephone: 01452 546169
Mobile: 07923 697833
Contact: Philip Staddon

Email: info@pjs-development-solutions.co.uk

Website: www.pjs-development-solutions.co.uk/


PJS Development Solutions Ltd
26 Lea Crescent

Telephone: 01452 546169
Mobile: 07923 697833
Contact: Philip Staddon

Email: info@pjs-development-solutions.co.uk

Philip Staddon BSc, Dip, MBA (Distinction), MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Philip Staddon

Philip Staddon studied Town and Country Planning at the University of Wales in Cardiff. He holds a B.Sc. (Honours) degree, graduating in 1985, and a postgraduate Diploma in 1987. He also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), achieving a Distinction in 2005. Philip is a Member of Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI), a trained Prince2 Project Manager, and has achieved the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 7. Philip has worked at a range of local authorities including Swansea (1985-86), Derby (1987 – 1999) and Gloucester (1999 – 2013), prior to establishing his own company, PJS Development Solutions Ltd. In Derby, he led the successful delivery of strategic housing schemes, a major city centre shopping redevelopment, and large scale business and industrial development. At Gloucester, Philip Staddon occupied a range of senior roles, including over five years as Corporate Director of Regeneration. He successfully managed several hundred staff in planning and development related services, including urban regeneration, development control, planning policy, housing strategy, economic development, highways and transportation, conservation, landscape, sustainability, archaeology and engineering. He was also responsible for the Council’s land and property, managing a mixed £270million portfolio, producing asset strategies and leading on major transactions, disposals and development agreements for housing, retail, office and mixed-use developments.

Philip’s track record at Gloucester is an impressive one. He played a leading and pivotal role in securing major regeneration schemes, including those at Gloucester Docks, Gloucester Quays and St Oswald’s Park. Philip Staddon left the public sector in February 2013 to fulfil an ambition to establish his own specialist company. PJS Development Solutions provides a wide range of expert advice, support and project management on complex planning, development and regeneration schemes. The company is thriving, with a range of private and public sector clients all drawing on the company’s significant expertise and delivery focus. Current projects include strategic housing sites, strategic employment development, urban regeneration projects, purpose built student housing and sensitive heritage projects. His experience of Planning, property and politics has given him a rich and deep understanding of development economics and scheme viability. His name is recognised nationally as the country’s most experienced independent Examiner of Community Infrastructure Levy proposals. Philip has undertaken CIL examinations for the following authorities: Winchester; Hertsmere, Trafford, Caerphilly; Merthyr Tydfil; Surrey Heath; Rhondda Cynon Taff; Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Watford; Dacorum; Wokingham; Bracknell; Three Rivers; Bath and North East Somerset; Wiltshire; Birmingham; Selby; Ryedale; Westminster; Lichfield; Crawley; Newport; King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. Philip is also employed by the States of Jersey as an expert Planning Inspector and regularly undertakes Hearings and Public Inquiries on complex and often contentious cases. Philip has a keen interest in Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDP) and has recently been advising and assisting three parish councils in their NDP production. He is also passionate about heritage and is a Director of Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust, a charitable organisation, currently implementing a major heritage regeneration project on a historic site in Gloucester that includes six Grade 1 Listed Buildings.


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Rural Regeneration


Architecture, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Tall Buildings, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Viability Assessment


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities


Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination


Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Transport Plans

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management, Local Plan Making


Land use, Spatial planning

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Independent Assessor, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Other Planning Systems


Elected Member Training

Renewable Energy

Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Joint Venture Partnerships, Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      2
Total Professional Staff      2
Chartered Town Planners      1

PJS Development Solutions Ltd

PJS Development Solutions Ltd is an expert Chartered Town Planning consultancy. It offers bespoke and results focused services to landowners, developers, charitable organisations, government bodies, local authorities, parish councils, businesses, farms and private individuals.

Established by Philip Staddon BSc, Dip, MBA (Distinction), MRTPI in 2013, the company brings rich and comprehensive expertise in the complex worlds of Planning, property and politics.The company has all the skills to achieve success and secure the best results for its clients.

Philip Staddon spent over 25 years in the public sector, much of it in high profile roles managing Planning, regeneration and environmental services and providing the lead role on major and complex developments. He is also an experienced and accomplished Examiner and Planning Inspector.

We are based in Gloucestershire and work in the county, across the South West and throughout the United Kingdom. We secure Planning approvals and win Planning appeals across the country. We also support public and community bodies with a wide range of services.

Covering residential, commercial, retail, heritage and agricultural developments, we specialise in:

  • Planning Applications – putting together high quality submissions using, where needed, a handpicked team of specialists including architecture, transport, ecology, heritage, noise, viability etc.

  • Planning Appeals – written representations, Hearings and Public Local Inquiries

  • Expert Independent Planning Examination Services - CIL and Neighbourhood Development Plans

  • Land Promotions – Local Plan allocations, ‘call for sites’ submissions

  • Project Management – from conception to implementation

  • Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy

  • Planning Advocacy – providing you, your community or organisation with a voice in the Planning system