Plainview Planning team

2022 has been an absolutely cracking year so far for the Plainview Team. From providing planning consultancy advice on the acquisition and management of Watermoor Point, a 6 acre employment site in Cirencester; to securing new visitor facilities for the … Continued

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If your development site falls within 15.4km of the Cotswold Beechwoods Special Area of Conservation (SAC) then you may have a problem on your hands. Cotswold District Council and Natural England have essentially paused granting any planning applications creating new … Continued

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planning secured for visitor facilities at wildlife reserve

The RSPB were seeking to enhance visitor experience at one of their sites by offering improved facilities.  Their aim was to erect a café and associated amenities, thus expanding the offer to visitors and helping to future proof the ongoing … Continued

33 dwellings approved for Harlow centre

Plainview planning has secured further approvals for an exciting regeneration project in Harlow Town Centre.  This highly sustainable scheme is proposing new homes in the heart of Harlow on a brownfield site.   Having secured planning approval for 33 residential flats … Continued

Bristol street scene

With plenty of new major developments in the pipeline, Bristol is fast becoming a leader in eco-sensitive design and their focus on inclusive public spaces sets the tone for forward-thinking & creative urban design. The new events area at the … Continued

Block plan of 5 new dwellings on brownfield site

Our recent planning approval will see the positive regeneration of a sustainably located brownfield site, bringing 5 sensitively designed family homes (including a demolition and rebuild) to an area that currently has a severe housing need. Project background Our client … Continued

dutch barn example

Permission in Principle (PIP) is a fairly new route to securing permission for housing led developments. It was first introduced via the Housing and Planning Act 2016, with the application route being established in June 2018. Its intention was to … Continued

3 dwelling passivhaus scheme

The Plainview team have secured planning consent for a stylish infill development of 3 x family dwellings in the London Borough of Newham. The architect designed scheme embraces Passivhaus principles and makes efficient use of an infill site, helping to … Continued

Cotswold District Council has launched their Regulation 18 Issues and Options consultation as part of their partial Local Plan update process. This isn’t a call for sites but is a public consultation on future planning policy which will go on to … Continued

What is a settlement boundary? It is normally a line drawn around a settlement in the Proposals Map of a Local Plan. The Local Plan generally allows for development within the boundary and resists development outside. I’ve been told my … Continued