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

planning app increase

The publication of the housing white paper last February 2017 included a proposal to increase nationally set planning fees.  Provided local authorities commit to invest the additional fee income in their planning department, the paper confirmed that they would be … Continued

Capture

With the publication of the Housing White Paper in February 2017 it looked like last year was going to be the year of planning policy change.  Instead it became more the year of planning policy delays, which means 2018 is … Continued

fuel depot and commercial units planning

We’re on a roll….a second outline application for several commercial units alongside a fuel depot has been permitted by Breckland District Council in Norfolk. Having successfully worked with our client on a neighbouring project we were instructed to assist on … 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

planning for a fuel depot

Our recent planning approval for a fuel depot at Swaffham is an example of some of the more niche planning applications we assist with, here at Plainview Planning. Our client, an established domestic and commercial fuel distributor, sought to establish … 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

Feature new starter

It is an exciting time at Plainview Planning and we are delighted to announce that 3 new team members have started at our Cheltenham and Chelmsford offices. Cheltenham: Raymond Cole has joined us as a Senior Planner, bringing his extensive … Continued

London street

We recently secured planning permission for the erection of a conservatory style extension to substantially enlarge a first floor flat in Westminster. We had previously obtained planning permission for the extension in 2014, however this permission had expired. As the … Continued

Drawings of extension by Rob Parish

Brief: We provided full planning consultancy support on the erection of a large side and rear extension in the Metropolitan Green Belt, to provide much needed granny annexe accommodation. Challenges: Our client came to us needing help to secure extra … Continued