Pre-commencement conditions

Despite existing good practice it would seem that the days of collaborative working, when a planning officer would advise or discuss with agents and applicants the planning conditions to be attached to a development proposal before issuing their decision, are waning. … Continued

Hereford small (1)

Herefordshire Council are currently consulting on the Hereford Area Plan. They are currently undertaking a “Call for Sites” and are seeking to identify sites for housing over the period to 2031. The Council are keen for more brownfield sites, however all submissions are … Continued

Ariel view rural housing

Our recent appeal win for a change of use from a café to family home, highlights the importance of a holistic planning approach when seeking residential development in rural locations. The project background: The site comprises a single dwelling and … Continued

graph showing relationship between cost and risk in planning

At Plainview we have been fortunate enough to work on planning applications across England, ranging from householder projects to new build development and commercial sites. Whether it’s an application for outline or full permission, each project is unique, brings its … Continued

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

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

Shepherd's hut rural glamping site

The Plainview team have just submitted a retrospective application to secure planning approval for a new rural tourism site in East Sussex. We have worked on a variety of rural development schemes across England and this particular project is for … 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

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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