Jane’s experience extends across all planning areas including development management (processing planning applications), enforcement, conservation and planning policy.  It also covers all sectors including householder, housing, retail, commercial, rural, heritage, leisure and tourism. 

Within development management, Jane’s experience is extensive and includes all scales and types of developments from single storey extensions and single houses to larger residential developments, and from advertisements and shopfronts to town centre redevelopments.  Although not an exhaustive list, Jane has dealt with proposals to change the use, build and extend the following: residential (flats, houses and affordable housing), industrial, commercial, office, leisure (leisure centre, nightclub, theatres, outdoor events, long distance ways, sports grounds and training facilities), community (schools, university, hospital, and nursery), multi-storey car parks, and telecommunications.

The following developments feature in some of the photography on these web pages to demonstrate some of the experience gained:

  • Walton on Thames – mixed use redevelopment to replace a 1960s shopping centre, with flats, affordable housing, library, gym, superstore, shops, restaurants and public open space
  • Kingston upon Thames – mixed use redevelopment on a Thames riverside and market place site, including: theatre, flats, housing, affordable housing, restaurants, shops, houseboats, significant biodiversity improvements, River Thames walk extension and public open space
  • Whiteley Village, Surrey – Master Planning involving an enabling housing development to fund the upgrading and extensions to over 100 listed buildings and provision of new facilities at an early 20th Century planned retirement village on a 225 acres estate sited within a conservation area and the green belt.  The new facilities comprised a new very sheltered accommodation unit, additional sheltered houses, care and amenity facilities and a compound

Jane’s development management experience also extends to specialising in enforcement matters – compliance, monitoring, investigations, serving notices and prosecutions. This experience includes dealing with domestic scaled breaches in planning control through to dealing with a few major mixed-use sites within the green belt in Surrey.

Jane also has a passion for architectural history and this extends into her work with listed buildings and conservation work.

Jane’s policy experience includes carrying out and working on: Town Centre Health Surveys within Surrey, Reviewing and Preparing Planning Briefs, Residential and Commercial Monitoring Surveys, Conservation Area Appraisals, Statement of Community Involvement, Local Development Schemes, Core Strategy (Issues and Options, Preferred Options Papers), Housing Market and Land Availability Assessments, and Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment. 

Other planning related work has included:  Corporate Pilot Audit of Vacant Land, Responses to government consultations,  Corporate Equality and Fairness Policy, Planning Enforcement and Service Charters, Managing Development Forums,  Managing Customer Satisfaction Workshops, Community Events, Member Training, Management of corporate website pages for planning policy and enforcement, Model Conditions and Informatives Handbook, Health and Safety Policy and Guidance for Planning Officers, and numerous guidance notes and procedures for planning officers.