The Design Stage

The in-house design team recently gained planning approval for marinas and waterfront developments for clients in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.

By enjoying a good working relationship with the New Marinas Unit of Canal & River Trust (formerly British Waterways) GJP has access to valuable data to assess demand and trends in the boating industry.

The design stage of the development includes:

Feasibility Scheme

  • Plan layout of the marina showing the jetties, buildings, roadways, footpaths & service areas
  • Budget estimated project costs and viability assessment
  • Assessment of applications for statutory approvals following initial discussions with Canal & River Trust and the Local Planning Authority

Pre-planning Application Actions

  • Detailed plans, elevations of buildings and cross sections through the site
  • Consultations with statutory authorities
  • Geo-technical survey and appraisal – sub soil investigations etc
  • Detailed project costs

Detailed Submissions for Statutory Approvals

  • Planning Application
  • Canal & River Trust Approvals
  • Building Regulations Approval
  • Legal Agreements, eg road access, landscape management plan
  • Habitat Surveys/ Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Landscape Character Assessment
  • Heritage Statement
  • Traffic Impact Assessment
  • Conservation Work/Archaeological Investigation
  • Flood Risk Assessment/Drainage Details