Front extensions to 1980s dwelling

It is not unusual for a property to be located outside of a conservation area, and yet still be within its ‘setting’. In such scenarios, any proposed development would still need to be assessed in terms of its impact on … Continued

empty commercial units in Cheltenham October 2018

Whilst there is much talk about the death of the high street, Cheltenham appears to be bucking the trend. Analysis of business rates data by Plainview Planning shows that there has been a 10% fall in empty commercial properties since … Continued

Recent ONS figures and housing need

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show reductions in household formation for lots of councils (LINK). Nationally they suggest a need for 159,000 additional households per year. This is in contrast to The Ministry for Housing and … Continued

Planning submission for an architect designed hotel

We are delighted to be part of the project team seeking to regenerate a dilapidated used car site and former petrol station in Windsor, with a stylish 56-bed hotel and associated restaurant facilities. This fresh application follows a previous scheme … Continued

Architect designed replacement dwelling

Our recent planning approval for a 4-storey replacement dwelling in Richmond is a great example of how our negotiation skills add value to development projects. In this particular case a planning application which sought to demolish an existing two-bedroom bungalow … Continued

Graduate planner

July is nearly over already and what a year it has been for Plainview Planning! With several exciting new projects on the horizon including pub redevelopments, self-build projects and a Paragraph 55 dwelling, along with some interesting rural tourism schemes, … Continued

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Dutch Barn Conversion Cotswolds

The Plainview team have extensive experience in negotiating planning permissions for a variety of rural development schemes across England. Most recently we were instructed to provide planning support on the conversion of a redundant Dutch barn to ancillary residential use … Continued

enforcement in a London conservation area

Dealing with enforcement notices is a challenging task, especially when the site is located within a Conservation Area. Our client had made a range of renovations to improve their rear windows and doors to their property in St Johns Wood … 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

Garage conversion Westminster

Our recent planning approval sought the conversion and change of use of two garages in Westminster to create extra living space for 2x dwellings. This was a particularly challenging scheme, not least because of the site’s location within a Conservation … Continued