Rural village aerial view

At Plainview Planning we are regularly instructed to help landowners secure planning permission for new homes outside defined settlement boundaries. The projects can be challenging but the fact that a site falls outside of the defined boundary need not be … Continued

Feature new starter

It is an exciting time at Plainview Planning and we are delighted to announce that 3 new team members have started at our Cheltenham and Chelmsford offices. Cheltenham: Raymond Cole has joined us as a Senior Planner, bringing his extensive … Continued

Figs

Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of the State for Department of Communities and Local Government, has launched a consultation on a number of proposals to reform the planning system to increase the supply of new homes and local authority capacity … Continued

Mapreflp

The latest data from the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on Local Plan adoption (30th April) highlights that of the 382 Councils; 101 Councils do not have an adopted local plan; 32 Councils have not yet published a local plan; and the … Continued

SC

The recent judgement handed down by the Supreme Court on two cases;  Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd & Richborough Estates Partnership LLP v Cheshire East Borough Council [2017], has been hotly anticipated, not least because it is … Continued

GDLive

We are excited to confirm that two of the Plainview Planning team will be attending Grand Designs Live at the Excel Centre in London, from 1st – 3rd May 2017. Our Associate Planners Adam Rabone and Catherine Hoyte will be … Continued

Ashurst1

2017 has so far seen 3 court judgements relating to Ashdown Forest. These could potentially have an impact on some Sussex Council Local Plans and their provision of a 5 year housing land supply (5YHLS). The most recent of these … Continued

ruralland

If you have a garden and live in a rural location then your garden is now considered “previously developed land” according to a Court of Appeal judge in Dartford Borough Council v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local … Continued

MidSussex

On 20th February 2017, a Local Plan Inspector issued his interim findings on housing requirements for the emerging Mid Sussex District Plan. In short, the housing requirement for Mid Sussex has been increased by a massive 40% and the Council … Continued

DCLG

After months of delay the Housing White Paper (HWP) has finally been published.  But has the boldly titled paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market,’ lived up to the hyperbole? Overview: The HWP identifies that we need on average 225,000 – … Continued