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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Plainview Planning have submitted an outline planning application to Suffolk Coastal District Council for 13 x market and affordable, single-storey, bungalow dwellings on land just outside the settlement boundary, in the village of Ufford. This follows a previous application that … Continued