high street

Included within last Monday’s Autumn Budget was the announcement that The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on a package of planning reforms. Titled Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new … Continued

Ariel view rural housing

Our recent appeal win for a change of use from a café to family home, highlights the importance of a holistic planning approach when seeking residential development in rural locations. The project background: The site comprises a single dwelling and … Continued

Planning submission for an architect designed hotel

We are delighted to be part of the project team seeking to regenerate a dilapidated used car site and former petrol station in Windsor, with a stylish 56-bed hotel and associated restaurant facilities. This fresh application follows a previous scheme … Continued

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