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      Mike Jones

      Partner

      Mike is a chartered town planner and has extensive experience and local knowledge across an array of sectors within the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

      Mike Jones

      Mike is a chartered town planner and has extensive experience and local knowledge across an array of sectors within the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

      Mike Jones

      Based at the heart of the Arc, Mike is a leading partner in the Milton Keynes planning team, dealing with development projects principally across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire. He specialises in resolving planning issues and negotiating with stakeholders to implement planning strategies and deliver sustainable developments. 

       

      Mike’s background is principally within development management and the housing sector, including large-scale strategic planning applications for new settlements and urban extensions. This has enabled him to be adept in the strategic promotion of land of various scales and uses through local and neighbourhood plans.

      He prides himself on the variety of his work, from large-scale energy schemes, urban mixed-use developments, residential care, education and civic buildings, and community projects - this includes expert witness work at appeals and local plan examinations.

      At MK Gateway, he led the team to secure detailed permission for a high density, sustainable, mixed-use development in Central Milton Keynes. The scheme will feature the tallest building on the CMK skyline and deliver circa 0.5m sq ft of commercial floorspace and 288 BTR apartments. The development enables the re-purposing of the non-designated heritage asset at Saxon Court and provides a start-up facility for local businesses along with an integrated public realm and F&B offer.

      Mike has provided consistent, robust and proactive planning advice on our strategic land assets for a number of years, through both planning applications and local plan promotion.
      Struan Power, Senior Strategic Land and Planning Manager, Taylor Wimpey Strategic Land
      Throughout this challenging project, Bidwells provided a first-class, professional service which guided the application to a successful conclusion
      Michael Margereson, Jarvis Homes
      Over the past five years, Bidwells has provided intellectually rigorous advice on our project that has been central to its successful allocation for 2,000 homes
      Nigel Street, Axiom Developments

      Awards:

      • RTPI South East Planning Excellence Award 2020 for Campbell Wharf
      • RTPI East of England Planning Excellence Highly Commended Scheme 2021 for Pixbrook Academy

      Accreditations