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

The beautiful wildlife reserve

The Plainview Team are very excited to be working on a new rural tourism attraction in Maldon, which will include an education centre, tea room, fish breeding pods, essential workers’ dwelling and holiday cottages. The scheme and its background: A disused … 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

selfbuild eco house, IPT Architects

We have recently submitted a planning appeal in support of a self-build scheme for an eco-dwelling, on land situated outside the settlement boundary near Deal, Dover. Review and strategy: We were approached to assist after the original application had been … Continued

Rural village aerial view

At Plainview Planning we are regularly instructed to help landowners secure planning permission for new homes outside defined settlement boundaries. The projects can be challenging but the fact that a site falls outside of the defined boundary need not be … 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

Mill Conversion Drawing by Millar Howard Workshop

Our recent planning appeal success highlights the importance of pragmatism in decision making.  The scheme designed by Millar Howard Architects sought the repair, extension and conversion of an existing mill building to facilitate the change of use into a single … Continued

MHW2016

We were delighted to be part of the team which secured planning permission for a stunning single storey house in Stroud. The scheme & site: The scheme sought to demolish a large ancillary storage outbuilding and associated structures and erect … Continued

planning-permission-for-single-dwelling-image-source-millar-howard-workshop

We provided planning support and strategy regarding a stunning architect designed development in Tetbury.  Its subsequent approval is a prime example of how we as planning consultants really add value to the application process. The scheme: The scheme sought permission … Continued