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

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

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

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

GDLive

We are excited to confirm that two of the Plainview Planning team will be attending Grand Designs Live at the Excel Centre in London, from 1st – 3rd May 2017. Our Associate Planners Adam Rabone and Catherine Hoyte will be … Continued

Tann

We are delighted to have helped our client obtain planning approval for 4 homes on land outside the settlement boundary in Great Notley, Essex. The site has been in our client’s family for several decades and they were keen to … Continued

SelfBuildHouse

A recent report titled ‘Small is beautiful, Delivering more homes through small sites’, published by the Federation of Master Builders and the Local Government Information Unit looks at some of the barriers to enabling small scale development and how these might … Continued

BarefootArchitects

We are currently working on an innovative new build scheme for an architect designed, Paragraph 55 dwelling in Barns Green, Horsham. The site and scheme The proposal site is a large plot of land adjacent to an existing detached dwelling. … Continued

selfbuild

New legislation came into effect on the 31st October 2016 which seeks to ensure that Local Planning Authorities grant sufficient planning permissions for self-build plots to meet demand. The Self-Build Register: We wrote earlier  this year about  the launch of … Continued