sketch of site and annexe accommodation

September already and after a busy summer, the fruits of our hard work are already rolling in. Most recently we have secured retrospective planning permission for a 1x bed residential flat in the rural setting of Danbury and Bicknacre, Essex. … Continued

James Brokenshire NPPF

Tuesday 24 July 2018 saw the publication of the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), six years on from its original release. Our review of the draft revisions back in March 2018 identified some potentially exciting changes for smaller landowners … Continued

North Essex Garden Communities Map 2017

On the 8th June, Roger Clews, a Planning Inspector, gave an update on the progress of his examination of this Strategic Plan for North Essex. Whilst his email to the authorities was dated 8th June, it’s only just been made … 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

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

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

Emerging Local Plans for 2018

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Mapreflp

Below is a list of Local Authorities that do not have a post-NPPF Local Plan in place. There are some 238 in this position. During 2018 these Local Authorities will very likely either be: (1) undertaking public consultation on their … Continued

StroudLP

The deadline for comments to Stroud District Council’s Local Plan Review is fast approaching. The review represents an excellent opportunity to steer future planning policies. There is also scope for landowners/developers to get sites allocated for future development. You can … Continued

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