Front extensions to 1980s dwelling

It is not unusual for a property to be located outside of a conservation area, and yet still be within its ‘setting’. In such scenarios, any proposed development would still need to be assessed in terms of its impact on … 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

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

architect designed extension in Cotswold AONB

Our strategic approach to the pre-application process set the foundations for a stellar planning approval for a series of architect designed extensions to a dwelling within the Cotswold AONB. The project brief: The Plainview Team were instructed by the applicant … Continued

enforcement in a London conservation area

Dealing with enforcement notices is a challenging task, especially when the site is located within a Conservation Area. Our client had made a range of renovations to improve their rear windows and doors to their property in St Johns Wood … 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

Garage conversion Westminster

Our recent planning approval sought the conversion and change of use of two garages in Westminster to create extra living space for 2x dwellings. This was a particularly challenging scheme, not least because of the site’s location within a Conservation … 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

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