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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Planning statements are a key part of any successful planning application. The goal of a good planning statement is to provide a balanced justification for development. It should demonstrate: Local context; The need for the proposed development; How the proposed development … Continued

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Visual tools for planning

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At Plainview Planning we strongly believe in the old adage that a picture paints a thousand words. We have developed a wide range of spatial and context plans to visually demonstrate that a proposed development is at an appropriate density … Continued

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Planning applications are generally determined under delegated powers (e.g. the planning officer makes the final decision), but larger or more controversial proposals will sometimes be determined at committee. The process Committees vary a great deal, but on the whole the … Continued

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 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

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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