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

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