Pre-commencement conditions

Despite existing good practice it would seem that the days of collaborative working, when a planning officer would advise or discuss with agents and applicants the planning conditions to be attached to a development proposal before issuing their decision, are waning. … Continued

Cotswold Barn Conversion

This interesting scheme sought to convert existing domestic garages, which had historically been used as a milking parlour, into a 2x bed cottage with ample off-street parking and a large private garden to the rear. Following a useful pre-application meeting … Continued


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


We were delighted to be involved in Grand Designs Live at the Excel Centre in London, providing planning support and advice to visitors on the ‘Ask and Expert Stand.’ Our associate planners, Adam Rabone and Catherine Hoyte came back from … Continued


Our recent approval at planning committee for the retention of extensions and alterations made to a building of merit in a Westminster conservation area, provides an excellent example of how planning consultants add value to householder planning applications. Overview: A … Continued


Our recent approval for the conversion of an established dwelling into three self contained flats highlights the importance of having a comprehensive planning strategy. We were approached to assist with a scheme to extend a residential dwelling and then convert … Continued


Our strategic planning approach was key to obtaining a recent planning approval, which secured the use of, and an extension to, a popular boutique bed and breakfast in Etchingham. The scheme: Located within the AONB and falling just outside the … Continued


We recently secured a planning appeal win against the Forest of Dean District Council, which has resulted in outline planning permission being granted for the development of a single dwelling on a site just to the north of Newent, Gloucestershire. The original … Continued


We recently obtained planning permission for the development of a replacement dwelling with ancillary works, outside the settlement boundary in Newent, Gloucestershire. The site was home to a dilapidated bungalow, garage and workshop, all of which were in a poor state … Continued


Plainview Planning have secured a planning appeal win for the development of three residential homes outside the settlement boundary in North Chailey, East Sussex. Planning history: Our planning consultants had a long term involvement with the scheme, originally submitting a … Continued