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

self build dwelling elevation

A well-deserved outcome for this self-build scheme in a complex location, for which we managed to secure both outline planning permission and reserved matters approval in a project which has truly been a scheme of two halves. Project background: From … Continued

Cotswold Barn Conversion

This interesting scheme sought to convert existing domestic garages, which had historically been used as a milking parlour, into a 2x bed cottage with ample off-street parking and a large private garden to the rear. Following a useful pre-application meeting … Continued

Dan-wood-House 2017

Our recent planning approval sought the replacement of an existing modular dwelling with a larger property and is a prime example of how our strategic approach adds value to development schemes. The importance of a good planning strategy: The complexities … Continued

New Build Housing Development designed by Invent Architecture

Another appeal win for the Plainview Planning Team, this time for the redevelopment of a brownfield site in a challenging location to create; 5x town houses, 4x mews houses, and 8x flats. We were approached to assist following a refusal … 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

CGI of 26 flats designed by Architecture for London

We have recently submitted an application for the redevelopment of a brownfield site to deliver 26 PRS dwellings and 260 sqm of creative start-up space in Walthamstow, East London. The scheme and its background: The proposal seeks to demolish a … Continued