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Woolf Bond Planning

Limited Liability Partnership | www.woolfbond.co.uk

The Mitfords
Basingstoke Road
Three Mile Cross
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 1AT

Telephone: 0118 988 4923
Fax: 
Mobile: 
Contact: Mr Jeremy Woolf

Email: office@woolfbond.co.uk

Website: www.woolfbond.co.uk

Reading

The Mitfords
Basingstoke Road
Three Mile Cross
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 1AT

Telephone: 0118 988 4923
Fax: 
Mobile: 
Contact: Mr Jeremy Woolf

Email: office@woolfbond.co.uk

Mr Jeremy Woolf MA DipTP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Jeremy Woolf has been in private practice since 1982. He has considerable experience as a Consultant to a wide range of mainly commercial clients including most of the main national housebuilding companies. Overall he has 34 years experience as a Chartered Town Planner including 6 years in Local Government and is an experienced professional inquiry witness.

Mr Douglas Bond BA MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Douglas Bond has been in private practice for the last 24 years. He was a Director of Chancellors, Chartered Town Planning Consultants up until October 2004. Since then he is one of the Principals of Woolf Bond Planning LLP. He acts for a wide range of clients, including National and Regional house builders (promoting PDL and Greenfield developments at the planning application, appeal and Development Plan stages), commercial clients (promoting industrial parks and individual commercial schemes, trade parks, petrol filling stations, motor car dealerships and other roadside uses), landowners and private individuals. He is an experienced negotiator of planning applications and an experienced professional witness at planning inquiries.

Mr Steven Brown BSc(Hons) Dip.TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Steven Brown was employed by Chancellors from 2001 and is an Associate of Woolf Bond Planning. He has 10 years commercial planning experience and is a Chartered Town Planner. His experience and expertise includes providing general town planning advice to the house building industry (promoting PDL and Greenfield developments at the planning application, appeal and Development Plan stages). He is an experienced participant at EiP and LDF Examinations and is also a professional inquiry witness.

Mr Murray Chrystal Dip.TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Murray Chrystal was employed by Chancellors from 1998. He has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Town Planner, including 16 years with various District and Borough Councils in Hampshire and Surrey, as well as positions with Chapman Warren and Bryan Jezeph Consultancy. His expertise and experience is primarily in development control and enforcement matters, including appearing at inquiries as a professional witness.

Mr Thomas Rumble BSc(Hons) MSc  [ E-mail ]

Thomas has two and a half years experience in both the residential and environmental planning sectors, including 2 years with Entec UK. His role includes providing planning advice to clients on householder developments, including promoting such schemes through the application and appeal processes. He also supports the Partners and Associates of the practice in advising the house building industry upon potential development opportunities, undertaking site appraisals, the preparation of supporting planning statements, submission of planning applications, preparation of appeal statements and proofs of evidence and submission of representations upon Development Plan documents.

Agriculture

Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Farms, Liveries, Planning & Development

Business

Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices

Conservation

Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments

Design

Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies

Health Planning

Health Centres, Nursing Homes

Housing

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

Industrial

Light Industry, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Utilities

Legal

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

Local & Strategic Planning

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

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Public Participation

Probity

Elected Member Training, Professional Misconduct Investigation

Research

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

Retail

Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Motorway Service Areas, Shops

Tourism & Leisure

Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Stadiums

Transport

Car Parks, Motorways, Roads

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      9
Total Professional Staff      7
Chartered Town Planners      5
Turnover      not available

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Company history

Woolf Bond Planning were established in November 2004 and are continuing the work of Chancellors Chartered Town Planning Consultants. The latter company operated for over 30 years, and since 1982 has been under the direction of Jeremy Woolf, a partner in Woolf Bond Planning. Douglas Bond joined the Company in 1985.

Main Planning Services

The practice concentrates on residential, commercial, road related and recreation projects and has a well-established client base. This includes major house builders and other commercial firms together with organisations including the HBF and public bodies. In addition, both Jerry Woolf and Douglas Bond are part time lecturers at Reading University School of Real Estate and Planning.

Examples of Recent Projects

The Practice regularly participates in formal inquiry sessions relating to development plan reviews. Most recently the practice has participated in the North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England and South East Regional Spatial Strategy EIPs on behalf of developer clients. The partners and associates regularly undertake public inquiry work.

We are involved in a range of development schemes across England. Projects vary from major town expansion proposals to medium and small-scale development projects. We offer specialist advice on housing land supply and need issues and are experienced in the implementation of schemes at the Master Plan stage. We are specialists in promoting difficult and controversial schemes at the application and appeal stages. We also undertake development appraisals and site identification studies.