Class PA barn conversion

In October 2017, the Government introduced a new permitted development right allowing the change of use of a building in light industrial use (Class B1c) and land within its curtilage to residential use. There are a number of conditions that … Continued

CGI of 26 flats designed by Architecture for London

We have recently submitted an application for the redevelopment of a brownfield site to deliver 26 PRS dwellings and 260 sqm of creative start-up space in Walthamstow, East London. The scheme and its background: The proposal seeks to demolish a … Continued

Plainviewplanningmaps

A common question that is posed to our team of planners on a regular basis is: “I just want to know… can I get planning permission for XYZ…?” Well, as much as we would love to be able to give an … Continued

The beautiful wildlife reserve

The Plainview Team are very excited to be working on a new rural tourism attraction in Maldon, which will include an education centre, tea room, fish breeding pods, essential workers’ dwelling and holiday cottages. The scheme and its background: A disused … Continued

land-policy

The government released the draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on Monday 5th March. The last time there were proposed changes to the NPPF was back in 2015. Our review of these draft revisions have identified some … Continued

Charlton Rovers AFC ground.

Our planning consultants work on an array of projects from planning applications and appeals to enforcement and development opportunities for land. However this particular project is different… We have a vested interest in this scheme as our director Ian, coaches the … Continued

clock

Here at Plainview we work on a wide range of planning applications and many of our clients have pressing deadlines. Technically, a council should have 8 weeks to determine a planning application (or 13 weeks to determine a major application). … Continued

nondeterminationappeal2018

We are delighted to have achieved planning approval for another residential development in the Forest of Dean, this time for outline planning for 3 x houses to replace obsolete and unused greenhouses on the site of a former market garden. … Continued

Mediclinic

Our recent successful change of use application from a B1 (office) to a dual office and Health Clinic (B1/D1), will bring much needed GP and travel clinic services to a central London location. We have previously worked on several similar … Continued

DoC

Picture the scene: You’ve secured planning consent.  You’re excited. You start building. But then realise you have not discharged your pre-commencement conditions! This scenario is all too common. It is not the end of the world, but situations such as … Continued