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Paul Sutton has been appointed as Planning Director for property development company Jaynic.

Paul, who has been a chartered town planner since 1987, has over 40 years’ experience in town planning, with extensive spells in both the public and private sector, latterly as Director and Head of Planning in Strutt & Parker’s Cambridge office.

Managing Director, Nic Rumsey, said: “It is great to have Paul on-board as planning director. He has been advising us for several years and recently has had great success in helping us to win a planning appeal for up to 155 houses on our site at Haverhill, as well as obtaining consent for 2.45m sq ft of innovation, business and logistics space at Gateway 14 in Stowmarket.

“The considerable success we have had over the last 18 months in signing up occupiers at Suffolk Park as well as agreeing deals with landowners for possible future schemes in East Anglia, has resulted in a significant growth in our business and bringing Paul on board as a permanent member of the team makes perfect sense,” adds Rumsey.

Paul said: “it’s fantastic to be working with such a great team and I am looking forward to achieving positive planning outcomes on several major new projects that are in the pipeline.”

Jaynic currently has nine active sites it is working on in East Anglia with 2m sq ft of logistics, business and innovation space already delivered and a further 8.39m sq ft of space in the pipeline or waiting for planning.



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JAYNIC is an established property company that specialises in promoting land for residential and employment development through the planning process, the implementation of pump-priming infrastructure and development of buildings on a speculative and bespoke basis.

Jaynic has recently been appointed by Mid-Suffolk Council’s development company as joint venture partner on its Gateway 14 site with potential for 2m sq ft of business, warehousing and high-tech innovation space on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Jaynic’s Suffolk Park major employment site in Bury St Edmunds, is now well established. Global flavour and fragrance solutions company Treatt plc recently moved into the 112,000 sq ft first phase of its HQ there. Also, logistics companies are locating on the park with Unipart taking  a 206,000 sq ft warehouse and an 870,000 sq ft warehouse is being built for Belgian logistics group Weerts as its first location in the UK. This follows on from garden furniture import company M H Star taking a 105,000 sq ft warehouse in 2020.

Jaynic has developed the EpiCentre innovation centre for young entrepreneurial and biotech companies on its Haverhill Research Park and is working on a further 1.75m sq ft business park at the former RAF airfield in Shepherd’s Grove near Stanton, Suffolk.

On the residential side, acting on behalf of a landowner, it won a planning consent for a 125 unit residential scheme with 30% affordable housing at Red Lodge on the A14 and sold the site to Barratt Eastern Counties.

Its development activity over the last 25 years has been predominantly focused on East Anglia with schemes in the early years including Cambridge Research Park, Buckingway Business Park at Swavesey, the University of Essex’s, Knowledge Gateway, and Haverhill Business Park.