Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Borough Council are currently consulting on their draft plan (TBP), which will allocate sites for housing and employment development, as well as providing planning policies to guide future development in the borough. The consultation runs until 30th November 2018 … Continued

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

development proposals for 50 dwellings

Plainview Planning has submitted an outline planning application for 50 homes to the south of Halstead, Essex. The proposed development scheme seeks to bring 28 market and 22 affordable dwellings, along with associated public open space, to the area and … Continued

plan for development proposal for 80 dwellings

It was a busy weekend for the Plainview Team as we were at a public consultation event, alongside the architect firm ADP, answering questions, responding to feedback and talking through the plans for the exciting proposed development of land surrounding Great … Continued

Recent ONS figures and housing need

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show reductions in household formation for lots of councils (LINK). Nationally they suggest a need for 159,000 additional households per year. This is in contrast to The Ministry for Housing and … Continued

Pre-commencement conditions

Despite existing good practice it would seem that the days of collaborative working, when a planning officer would advise or discuss with agents and applicants the planning conditions to be attached to a development proposal before issuing their decision, are waning. … Continued

sketch of site and annexe accommodation

September already and after a busy summer, the fruits of our hard work are already rolling in. Most recently we have secured retrospective planning permission for a 1x bed residential flat in the rural setting of Danbury and Bicknacre, Essex. … Continued

Architect designed replacement dwelling

Our recent planning approval for a 4-storey replacement dwelling in Richmond is a great example of how our negotiation skills add value to development projects. In this particular case a planning application which sought to demolish an existing two-bedroom bungalow … Continued

James Brokenshire NPPF

Tuesday 24 July 2018 saw the publication of the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), six years on from its original release. Our review of the draft revisions back in March 2018 identified some potentially exciting changes for smaller landowners … Continued

Dutch Barn Conversion Cotswolds

The Plainview team have extensive experience in negotiating planning permissions for a variety of rural development schemes across England. Most recently we were instructed to provide planning support on the conversion of a redundant Dutch barn to ancillary residential use … Continued