Yesterday MHCLG released new housing data. Annual housing supply in England amounted to 222,190 net additional dwellings in 2017-18, up 2 per cent on 2016-17. The 222,190 net additions in 2017-18 resulted from 195,290 new build homes, 29,720 gains from … Continued


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


We have secured planning approval for an architect designed, single storey detached annexe which will provide ancillary accommodation for a dwelling in Brockley, South East London. The site: Although the property benefits from a large garden to the rear with … Continued


This week our planning application approval for a granny annexe in Sudbury feels particularly pertinent in light of a recent report, which suggests that current trajectories for specialist housing for retired individuals is set to fall short by approximately 160,000 homes … Continued

Pittville Campus

Plainview Planning are delighted with the decision by Cheltenham Borough Council Planning Committee to approve an exciting scheme to redevelop a dilapidated  university teaching site into an attractive Student Village. The scheme will involve the erection of 577 new-build bedrooms, … Continued

Pitville Student Campus UoG

Plainview Planning have been providing full planning consultancy services, supporting the University of Gloucestershire and U-Living on an exciting scheme to regenerate Pittville Campus, turning a dilapidated and underused site into an attractive 791 bed Student Village. At a Planning … Continued

Revisions to the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) in March 2015 made clear that local planning authorities should include housing for older people and students as part of their housing requirements when formulating Local Plans. Such revisions are welcome as they further reinforce … Continued


2014 is nearly over and what a year it has been! We are excited by the continued success of our planning team, who have submitted planning applications and appeals with 127 local authorities over the last 12 months with valuable … Continued


The University of Gloucestershire and Uliving have recently completed a month long public consultation for proposals at the Pittville Campus in Cheltenham. The consultation consisted of exhibition boards, a website, questionnaires and four Q&A sessions with the public. Plainview Planning … Continued


Plainview Planning have successfully secured planning permission for a new care home in Bexley, London. Working in conjunction with BHD Architects and Gateway TSP we managed to allay local fears over the massing of the scheme and highway access. The … Continued