Class PA barn conversion

In October 2017, the Government introduced a new permitted development right allowing the change of use of a building in light industrial use (Class B1c) and land within its curtilage to residential use. There are a number of conditions that … Continued

Plainviewplanningmaps

A common question that is posed to our team of planners on a regular basis is: “I just want to know… can I get planning permission for XYZ…?” Well, as much as we would love to be able to give an … Continued

The beautiful wildlife reserve

The Plainview Team are very excited to be working on a new rural tourism attraction in Maldon, which will include an education centre, tea room, fish breeding pods, essential workers’ dwelling and holiday cottages. The scheme and its background: A disused … Continued

Mediclinic

Our recent successful change of use application from a B1 (office) to a dual office and Health Clinic (B1/D1), will bring much needed GP and travel clinic services to a central London location. We have previously worked on several similar … Continued

planning app increase

The publication of the housing white paper last February 2017 included a proposal to increase nationally set planning fees.  Provided local authorities commit to invest the additional fee income in their planning department, the paper confirmed that they would be … Continued

Capture

With the publication of the Housing White Paper in February 2017 it looked like last year was going to be the year of planning policy change.  Instead it became more the year of planning policy delays, which means 2018 is … Continued

fuel depot and commercial units planning

We’re on a roll….a second outline application for several commercial units alongside a fuel depot has been permitted by Breckland District Council in Norfolk. Having successfully worked with our client on a neighbouring project we were instructed to assist on … Continued

Change of Use for a bike training facility and retail space

We are delighted with our recent planning approval for a change of use from a shop to a new cycle retail and training facility. The cycle company engaged us early on in their project to help them set up the … Continued

planning for a fuel depot

Our recent planning approval for a fuel depot at Swaffham is an example of some of the more niche planning applications we assist with, here at Plainview Planning. Our client, an established domestic and commercial fuel distributor, sought to establish … Continued

Restaurant

Our recent appeal success has secured retrospective planning permission for a popular restaurant in West London. Planning history: The original application which sought to change the use of an A1 shop to an A3 restaurant had been refused by the … Continued