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

Emerging Local Plans for 2018



Below is a list of Local Authorities that do not have a post-NPPF Local Plan in place. There are some 238 in this position. During 2018 these Local Authorities will very likely either be: (1) undertaking public consultation on their … Continued


The below ‘Housing need consultation data table’ sets out the housing need for each local planning authority using DCLG’s proposed new method. Consultation on the method is open until 9 November 2017 with a view to adopting the new proposals by … Continued

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proposed design for three dwellings by Carbon Creative

The Plainview Planning team have recently submitted a planning application for an exciting development in London. The project seeks the removal of several derelict outbuildings and the development of 4 x 3 bed dwellings in a unique setting in a … Continued

isolated home

 A Court of Appeal judge has made a very interesting observation about isolated homes that flies in the face of many decisions in the last few years. Isolated Homes When the NPPF was introduced in 2012 there were a flurry … Continued


Negotiation and a comprehensive planning response has enabled the discharge of several complex pre-commencement conditions on a site for 14 new homes in Bradford. The site: We were approached by a developer who had purchased the site with an existing consent … Continued


Plainview Planning has developed a way to quickly model a wide geographic area in 3D. This allows for early stage massing models to understand development options and far reaching views. This approach goes beyond the commonly utilised Sketchup estimates, being … Continued

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We are delighted with our recent enforcement appeal success against Worthing Borough Council which also saw full costs awarded to our client. The grounds: The crux of the alleged enforcement was over a small section of an existing car park … Continued

evidence timeline

Plainview Planning recently stepped in at the last minute to assist an appellant who was out of their depth. The appellant had submitted an appeal following a refusal of a Certificate of Lawfulness for 3 flats in Hackney. The basis of the appellant’s … Continued


The English planning system is all about making efficient use of land.  Councils therefore, will usually encourage the effective use of vacant buildings. Such decisions are dependent on a number of factors and in order to identify the next potential … Continued

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