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

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