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 Reeson Homes who had purchased the site with an existing … 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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At Plainview Planning we specialise in securing consents for sites outside of settlement boundaries. What is a settlement boundary? It is normally a line drawn around a settlement in the Proposals Map of a Local Plan. The Local Plan generally … Continued


Plainview Planning are delighted with our recent planning application success for the erection of a single residential dwelling within the curtilage of a Grade II Listed building within the Cotswolds AONB and the Ashton-Under-Hill conservation area. Expiration dates on planning … Continued