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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

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

land-policy

The government released the draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on Monday 5th March. The last time there were proposed changes to the NPPF was back in 2015. Our review of these draft revisions have identified some … Continued

DoC

Picture the scene: You’ve secured planning consent.  You’re excited. You start building. But then realise you have not discharged your pre-commencement conditions! This scenario is all too common. It is not the end of the world, but situations such as … 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

More planning decisions for homes outside of the settlement boundary and in urban locations.

Change is on the horizon for the world of planning, much of it geared towards house building. This will bring with it opportunities for landowners and developers, but also forward-thinking parish councils and local communities. These anticipated changes have kept … Continued

New build single dwelling designed by Invent Architecture

We have secured planning approval for 4 x residential dwellings in Charing, a historical village in Ashford, Kent. We are delighted with this approval which will enable the redevelopment of an underused site with 4 x high-quality residential dwellings in … Continued