Who are we?

Experienced Planning + Environmental Consultancy

JPE is a planning + environmental consultancy that provides high quality advice across a range of town planning and development needs. We value our professional integrity as independent consultants who provide reliable advice and generate appropriate outcomes to meet your planning needs.

Our staff have many years of experience in the town planning profession, working in both government and private sectors. Our knowledge, expertise and clear understanding of the requirements and processes of Councils, enables us to achieve positive results for our clients.

We seek to provide an efficient service with progressive development outcomes


About our Director + Principal

Gemma Jobling BSc Dip TP MRTPI

Gemma has almost 20 years experience of the town planning profession and is a Chartered Town Planner.  Gemma is currently the Vice Chair of the Royal Town Planning Institute in the Northern Ireland region, having sat on the Committee for over 6 years she heavily involved in a wide range of planning matters.

Gemma’s career started in Local Government with the Department of Environment  Planning Service,  where she worked in the Development Control section assessing a variety of planning applications and has a first hand understanding of the inner workings of local authority planning. After a short stint travelling the globe Gemma worked for new South Wales government in Sydney, Australia proving advice to local government authority providing advice on their social and affordable housing policy.  On her return to Northern Ireland Gemma has spent the last 16 years working for several private sector planning consultancies, advising a range of individual and blue chip clients.  During this time Gemma  gained a wealth of experience across the residential, commercial, waste, minerals and industrial planning sectors.  Gemma is currently retained by a number of developers, commercial clients and architects to provide ongoing planning advice.

Gemma acts as an Expert Witness and has provided planning evidence in a number of high profile legal matters in the last 10 years, most recently acted for the successful Notice Party in the Belfast City Council against the Planning Appeals Commission case relating to student accommodation in Belfast.

In 2014, Jobling Planning + Environment Ltd was formed with a focus on providing sound independent commercial advice to assist with the delivery of development projects. The practice, now known as JPE Planning continues to act for a range of clients and is focused on delivering reliable planning advice to a range of clients.