About us

JMI Planning was formed by Jim Malkin and Jon Imber. Jim and Jon are chartered town planners with over 40 years of combined experience of public and private sector planning. Jim and Jon forged a close working relationship working together at East Staffordshire Borough Council, where their pragmatic approach and complementary skill sets developed.

The team at JMI Planning also includes Claire Preston, a chartered town planner, who compliments the team with her previous experience and thorough working ethic.

The administration side of the business is looked after by Carla Scothon.

Our Team

Jim is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has worked in planning for over 15 years in both the public sector and in private practice. As well as his role overseeing the consultancy, Jim leads on many planning applications ranging from large scale residential and commercial developments, to smaller agricultural and householder based schemes. Jim has previously worked with major developers and landowners and has dealt with applications for strategic urban extensions, large scale commercial developments and even a European tour standard golf course.

Jon is a chartered town planner with experience in both the private and public sectors.  As a Director of JMI Planning he leads on a variety of cases from single dwellings and household extensions to residential development sites and large scale commercial schemes.  Jon is particularly experienced in rural schemes such as barn conversions, agricultural development and development sites on the edge of villages.

Claire began her planning career in agricultural development before moving into small and large scale renewable energy projects for wind and solar development on agricultural land.

Claire became a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in May 2020 before joining JMI Planning in February 2022 and is involved in a variety of small and large scale projects.

Carla joined JMI Planning Ltd as a part time Administrative Assistant in September 2021, after being a full time Mum for 5 years. Prior to that, Carla has worked for Hampshire County Council, IBM and Boots.

My name is Roscoe. I’m clearly the loveliest member of the team! I can sometimes be found munching on carrots in the office. I love a fuss and cuddle and my favourite thing to do is search for more treats!