jake lambert graduate planner
Senior Planner, Planning

Jake joined Bidwells in July 2017 and has town planning experience both within the public and private sectors.

Jake joined Bidwells following the completion of a masters degree in City and Regional Planning at Oxford Brookes University, graduating with Distinction.

Jake is a Licentiate member of the RTPI, and is progressing towards APC qualification to become a chartered town planner.

Jake is currently involved in an array of projects, providing support to senior colleagues and leading on a range of smaller-scale planning applications and projects.

He submits and monitors applications, providing regular updates to the Client and Design Team of consultee responses and any actions required.

Recent projects

Attleborough Sustainable Urban Extension

  • Appointed as the assistant consultant for the sustainable urban extension of up to 4,000 dwellings and associated infrastructure on land to the South of Attleborough.
  • Jake has engaged in the post-application process by monitoring consultation responses to the proposals. He has helped senior colleagues to seek solutions to issues raised by statutory consultees and members of the public.


A14 Corridor Study

  • Produced a comprehensive Study for a local housebuilder, documenting the progress and build-out rates of all the major residential planning applications along the A14 Corridor.
  • The Study was well received by the client, and it will inform their strategy going forward.


UEA Signage Strategy

  • Produced a Signage Strategy for the University. The Strategy interpreted the complex web of advertisement and signage regulations and tailored advice to suit the client’s needs.
  • The Strategy will be used extensively by the UEA to determine whether new and existing signage and advertisements on campus do or do not require planning consent.
  • The Strategy will ensure that signage on campus remains appropriate in terms of public safety and the setting of listed buildings on campus.


Site Analysis across Norfolk and Suffolk

  • In conjunction with residential development colleagues, Jake has analysed hundreds of potential sites in the Norfolk and Suffolk areas for their residential development potential.
  • From this analysis, which incorporated reviews of site constraints and planning policy, Bidwells have gained new clients and a substantial bank of knowledge to draw from.


Residential Development

  • Jake has supported colleagues in various planning applications for residential development in the Norfolk and Suffolk area. He has prepared detailed documentation for large-scale planning applications, and compiled written representations to support site promotions through the Local Plan making process.
  • He has also assisted in the day-to-day monitoring of applications for residential development, helping to resolve issues raised by statutory consultees and members of the public.


Thorpe Coombe Hospital, London

  • Jake provided planning advice to the NHS by preparing and monitoring an array of discharge of conditions applications for the phased redevelopment of a part vacant, part operational hospital for a mixed-use development.
  • He has also advised on Section 106 obligations raised by the redevelopment, and liaised with technical consultants to address points raised by statutory consultees.

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