08/01/2019 - New Secondary School, Oxford

JPPC has successfully secured planning permission for the construction of a new Secondary School in the green belt off the Marston Ferry Road in Oxford along with a new purpose-built building for Meadowbrook College, a school facility for pupils with individual needs. When complete, the scheme will provide a fit-for-purpose facility for Meadowbrook whilst also providing a much needed new 1,260 place state-funded secondary school with sixth form for Oxford City- the County's newest secondary school which is to be known as The Swan School.  With the development team, JPPC were involved in extensive public and Local Authority engagement and successfully navigated the planning application through the complex legislative process, and controversial nature of the application and secured an outstanding result for the Department for Education and the River Learning Trust which will operate the school.




Client/Builder:                  Galliford Try

School operator:              River Learning Trust

Architect:                           ADP

Transport Consultant:     Robert West

Landscape Consultant:    Anthony Stiff Associates

Public Relations:               Sulis Public Affairs

09/11/2018 - Additional Senior Planner joins JPPC

JPPC is keen to announce the latest member of staff to join its ranks.  Joshua Lambert has joined the team as a Senior Planner from Paris Smith in Southampton.  Josh became a chartered member of the RTPI earlier in the Spring of 2018 and is keen to get to grips with planning in Oxfordshire.  JPPC now has 10 chartered town planners.

06/11/2018 - Replacement commercial premises on green field site, Milton Common

JPPC has successfully convinced South Oxfordshire District Council to grant planning permission for replacement commercial premises at Milton Common (near junction 7 of the M40) which will involve removing the existing buildings and relocating to a site 1km away onto a green field site.  This is something of an unusual step to 'trade' premises but SODC were convinced that no harm would result from the provision on a new site of over 1,000sqm of commercial floorspace.  The new premises are likely to be marketed for rent and enquiries can be directed via JPPC.


Client: WNX Ltd

Architect and landscape: Portus+Whitton

Highways and drainage: Glanville


19/07/2018 Permitted Development Office to Residential - Reading Road, Pangbourne

JPPC is pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted by West Berks Council for a scheme seeking to upgrade a permitted development office to residential conversion at Reading Road, Pangbourne to allow beneficial improvements to the proposed flats and simultaneously extend the building to provide a retained but smaller office presence for the present office occupier.

Architect: Oxford Architects

18/07/2018 Reserved Matters Approval - Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

JPPC is pleased to confirm that SODC has granted reserved matters approval for the scheme of 31 dwellings at the edge of village development at Little Martins, Didcot Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.  There were a number of competing issues involved in securing this consent in this sensitive location which have been carefully managed to produce a well mannered scheme.

Developer/Owner: Kingerlee Homes

Architect: Oxford Architects

Technical input: Glanville

Ecology, trees and landscape: Lockhart Garratt


02/07/2018 Planning Permissions granted in South Oxfordshire

John Phillips Planning Consultancy has recently been successful in securing planning permission in three South Oxfordshire settlements. In the first to be allowed, 9 new dwellings were allowed in a proposal to completely redevelop the redundant Police Station on Reading Road, Wallingford and this week planning permission has been granted for a 15 dwelling extension to a close of houses at Meadow View in Cholsey.  Finally, planning permission has been granted for 3 houses on a more rural site at Marsh Baldon. Cholsey and Marsh Baldon are in the stages of producing Neighbourhood Plans. Contact us if you would like to know more.



24/05/2018 JPPC Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy has been updated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May 2018.  If you would like a copy, please email planning@jppc.co.uk

21/05/2018 31 Residential Units - Challow Road, Wantage

Vale of White Horse District Council has granted full permission for a development of 31 residential units on land to the south of Challow Road in Wantage. The site was the subject of an existing outline permission, granted in March 2016, however the newly issued permission is a full approval and achieves improvements and refinements to the scheme that the Council had approved previously on the site, whilst still delivering the same number of units and an appropriate mix of dwellings for the site, including affordable housing.


JPPC made the planning submission to the District Council and negotiated amendments to the design and layout of some of the units on the site, including liaison with the County Council on transport contributions.



Client:                               Thomas Homes

Architect:                         Woodfield Brady

Transport Consultant:    Glanville Consultants

Landscape Architect:      Adams Habermehl




07/03/2018 National Design Award for best traditional self-build property, Dorchester-on-Thames

We are delighted to have been involved in a self-build property in Dorchester-on-Thames which recently won a national design award for the best traditional style self-build run by the Home Building and Renovation magazine and sponsored by the Daily Telegraph.  The article will appear in the April edition of the HB&R magazine.




11/01/2018 Student Accommodation at Former BT Site, Holloway, Oxford

Oxford City Council has issued a decision to grant planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings at the former BT Site off Hollow Way/the former Cowley Barracks site to allow the erection of new student accommodation comprising 3, 4 and 5 storey blocks with a total of 885 student rooms.   When complete the scheme will help Oxford Brookes University to reduce the number of students in private housing and there will be communal space, a cafe and small shop on site that will be available to local residents too.  With Unite JPPC and team collated a large number of technical inputs and undertook extensive local public engagement.


The site will be an attractive addition to the local area and will be car free, except for essential staffing and disabled parking.  The developer Unite hopes to commence work soon to have the site available for the start of the 2019 academic year.



Developer: Unite Students

Architect: Broadway Malyan

Technical Advice: Ramboll

Archaeology: John Moore Heritage Services

Landscaping: LDA Design

PR: Tristan Fitzgerald Associates


05/01/2018 Aston Tirrold - 2 Listed Barns

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion to two dwellings of two listed barns in Aston Tirrold a small village in South Oxfordshire.  The scheme will see the renovation of the buildings and removal of some somewhat insensitive modern buildings that sit between the buildings.  The simple yet attractive design employed allowed SODC to grant planning permission without requiring any amendments to the drawings and without an extension of time.


Architect: Woodfield Brady

Ecology: Quantock Ecology

Historic Building Structural Advice: Clive Hudson Associates


13/11/2017 Soho Farmhouse

JPPC has recently secured planning permission for the provision of an additional 55 hotel guest rooms with associated structures at Soho Farmhouse, Great Tew.  These will all be new buildings and comprise 5 Cook House Rooms, 10 Walled Garden Cottages, and Ten pod type structures housing 4 units each that base their architecture on upscaled traditional farmers Pig Arcs set within an extension of an existing woodland landscape.  The developments have been carefully designed to integrate successfully within the existing site, with significant benefits to ecology and the local West Oxfordshire economy. 

Walled Garden development



2 Pig Arc Field development

Pig Arc Interior

Other Consultants


Michael Ergatoudis, Development Director, Soho Farmhouse


Client:                                     Soho House Group

Architect:                               In-House Build Ltd

Transport Consultant:          PFA Consulting

Landscape Architect:            Portus + Whitton

Arboricultural Consultant:   Lockhart Garratt



11/09/2017 New housing site approved at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

Planning permission has been granted for the development of a greenfield site on the edge of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell in South Oxfordshire for the erection of up to 31 houses.  The scheme was supported by Brightwell Parish Council which is holding a referendum into its proposed Neighbourhood Plan on 14 September.  JPPC will soon be meeting adjoining residents to discuss proposals for the reserved matters submission.

Developer/Owner: Kingerlee Homes

Architect: Oxford Architects

Technical input: Glanville

Ecology, trees and landscape: Lockhart Garratt


24-7-2017 Resolution to Grant Permission for Residential Scheme in Reading

Reading Borough Council has recently resolved to grant permission for eighty new apartments, subject to the completion of an agreement to secure on-site provision of affordable housing, on a site within 350 metres of Reading town centre. When complete, the development will comprise a mix of 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed apartments, with underground car and cycle parking.

Client: Thomas Homes

Architect: Woodfield Brady

Highways Consultant: Glanville Consultants

26-5-2017 - New Development at Cholsey

Reserved matters approval was given at South Oxfordshire District Council Planning Committee this week for 60 houses on land at Celsea Place in Cholsey.  The site is currently subject of extensive archaeological examination.  Client Linden Homes wants to be able to start building by the Autumn.  Approval was given in the face of opposition from the Parish Council but the Committee was able to see the advantages of the scheme, and its good design.