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Planning Projects

Development appeal – Castle Cement kiln in North Wales

  • The appeal was a ‘must-win’, as a rejection would have meant the closure of the plant and loss of over 600 direct and indirect jobs.
  • Jonathan Roberts oversaw the public affairs, media and community liaison service for Castle Cement, which was managed locally by Welsh company Stratamatrix.
  • In March 2002 Castle Cement won its planning appeal with the Welsh Assembly Government, for a new £48m cement kiln in Flintshire.
  • This was the first ever planning appeal considered by WAG.

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Planning appeal – Custom House Crossrail station escalators *

  • JRC was commissioned by Newham Council in August 2012 to provide technical evidence on a planning appeal case being bought against Newham by Crossrail Ltd. It required assembly of station usage analysis and passenger counts at the existing Custom House DLR station.
  • JRC then evaluated the merits for ordinary passengers, passengers with disabilities and Excel exhibition visitors of providing escalators at this station as part of the Crossrail Project with a comprehensive business case.

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Evidence to London Plan and Outer London Commission

  • This was given in 2003 to the London Plan examination in public, and in 2009 to the Outer London Commission.
  • Jonathan Roberts has prepared this evidence for the East London Line Group, as part of the wider benefits of investment in an orbital rail network.
  • Evidence on the spatial and economic benefits of locating some principal developments at the interchange of radial and orbital railway lines in Inner London, has been provided by the East London Line Committee.

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Local plan inquiry – Glyne Gap station business case review *

  • JRC undertook a professional review of a station business case, originally compiled by Mott MacDonald about a new local station on the East Coastway Line at Glyne Gap between Bexhill and Hastings.
  • The JRC report was submitted as core evidence to the 2013-14 Rother Local Plan enquiry.

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