We’re a responsive, fleet of foot property company with the primary aim of creating value through the planning process to our developer and landowner clients. For us it is all about performance, integrity, reputation and of course delivery.
Iwan Jones, Director
JIG Planning & Development is a respected land, planning and development consultancy business.
A Planner by trade, Owner and Managing Director, Iwan Jones, has over 20 years experience in land transactions, securing planning permission and advising on development.
Formerly a Managing Director of a leading national retirement housebuilder and Partner of an International Real Estate company, JIG is perfectly placed to deliver ‘value add’ advice to all our client base.
JIG is more than just a planning consultancy and a land agency, our background and skill-set is broad and diverse. We have experience of implementing planning consents and delivering product - market focused product. This is invaluable knowledge when advising clients either in our capacity as the planning consultant, land agent or the development manager where we become involved right through from conception to eventual sale of the site. We have the vision, your solution and are market-tuned.
Our approach is eclectic and we believe that strong working relationships are important. We listen, appraise and act on the opportunities and requirements of our clients that enable us to flex our planning and development expertise.
Proficient, experienced and passionate, JIG has the ability to achieve optimum planning results ensuring best value is secured at all times.
We unlock the potential of land and buildings through our ability to tailor strategies that adapt to the unique challenges of each site and project.
JIG offers a wide range of land agency service to both landowners and developers.
Selected clients include NHS Property Services, Castleoak, Faithful Companions of Jesus, Spire Healthcare Group and Land Logical Ltd. We also work for a number of private landowner clients. Our involvement includes sites with or without planning permission, brownfield or greenfield and sites ranging from a single unit up to strategic housing allocations and everything in between. We provide honest and transparent advice, tailoring the disposal strategy accordingly but always involving the landowner client.
Please contact us for a free no-obligation appraisal of your land.
The majority of our deals are done off-market due to our extensive network of landowner clients and industry-wide connections. Please register your details here.
Retainer services - we provide a bespoke and tailored site finding service to select clients for a competitive monthly fee.
Should this be of interest to you, please contact us to discuss your land requirements.
A few examples of current sites and deals we've been involved with:
An opportunity to purchase a site that holds excellent potential for a variety of future uses. The site would suit D1operators, residential developers and maybe A1/A3 uses subject to obtaining all the necessary consents.
An opportunity to purchase a site that holds excellent potential within the hugely desirable town of Cranbrook in the Royal Borough of Tunbridge Wells. The site would suit a variety of Class D1 operators, residential developers and investors.
Instructed by the vendors as the sole agent to secure a discreet off-market sale with zero marketing exposure. Utilising our strong developer client relationships, we secured a swift sale and met the vendor’s price expectation. Single dwelling to be demolished and replaced with a high-density apartment scheme.
Appointed as lead consultant to secure planning permission for a mixed-use residential-led scheme. We are also appointed as agent to dispose of the land upon the grant of planning permission.
On behalf of our client NHS Property Services, we secured a sale of this site in very quick time following a fully open-market campaign.
Acting as lead consultant on behalf of the landowner to secure planning permission for an infill scheme of 2 dwellings within the Green Belt.
This is a site that JIG acquired itself unconditionally. A Green Belt site of circa 0.5 acre. We successfully secured planning permission for a single detached dwelling of exemplary design against fierce local opposition. We then discharged certain conditions and prepared the land for sale securing a significant uplift in value.
We are working on this project as the lead consultant for the client who are proposing a self-build home. We have assembled a team together and are preparing the planning application for submission shortly. An undeveloped backland garden site within an outlying Canterbury village
A strategic site with a draft allocation for 550 homes. We are representing the landowner from both a land and planning angle. We submitted representations on the emerging local plan and appeared at the EiP to promote the site. We are now in advanced discussions with a land promoter and are close to exchanging contracts. A planning application is anticipated to be submitted in early 2020.
On behalf of our client, NHS Property Services, we were instructed on a sole agency basis to market and dispose of this former medical centre on the outskirts of Gravesend. We undertook a full open market campaign and completed on the sale within a timely fashion.
Appointed as the lead consultant to prepare and submit for planning a scheme of 3 well-designed family dwellings within the curtilage of an existing property on the edge of Hamstreet, Ashford, Kent. A planning application will be submitted before the turn of the year.
Instructed as the lead consultant to submit a planning application for a self-build 3-bedroom home utilising the side garden of an end-of-terrace plot within a residential suburb in Maidstone. Planning permission was granted for our client within 8-weeks of submission.
A strategic site sold unconditionally on behalf of our client to a national volume housebuilder. We are now advising our client on the overage covenant included within the sale contract.
Planning is the true strength of JIG. Land value cannot be fully realised until the optimum planning consent is achieved.
JIG has an enviable track record of securing planning permission on the most challenging of sites. Previous successes include securing multiple Green Belt planning permissions.
However, it is not just about securing any planning permission. The consent must be market focused or operator specific so that it is truly meaningful and valuable. This is where JIG sets itself apart from other planning consultancies as our background is rounder with a sound understanding of land, development and the market. A thorough understanding of every component part of the development cycle ensures the optimum planning consent is achieved.
Our Planning Services Include:
The cost of securing planning permission is sometimes beyond the wherewithal of landowners due to the depth of information that is required to form an application. Coupled with an uncertain and unpredictable process, the risk sometimes is too much to bear for landowners.
JIG can work in partnership with landowners where we cover the cost of all the professional fees in securing planning permission for an agreed share of the eventual sale proceeds.
Tailored contractual arrangements can be formulated between JIG and the landowner by way of Promotion or Option Agreements that would allow JIG to secure planning permission within a defined timeframe thereby unlocking the value of the land at no cost to the landowner. Please contact us for an informal discussion as to how we may be able to work together.