Stroud District is an interesting area to work in and we have been providing planning consultancy services on residential, commercial and householder development projects for over 12 years.  Undoubtedly a beautiful area, in planning terms it has unique challenges; over … Continued

Advice produced by Natural England in July 2020 may cause delays to planning applications and appeals in the following council areas: Ashford Borough Council Canterbury City Council Folkestone & Hythe District Council Maidstone Borough Council Dover District Council It is … Continued

Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use in London

Plainview Planning recently secured a Certificate of Lawfulness (CoL) to confirm the provision of six existing floodlights serving a sports pitch for over 10 years, at a school in London.  Our client instructed us after learning that the necessary conditions … Continued

  A ‘Call for Sites’ consultation has just been launched by North Somerset Council and will run until the 12th October 2020. This is a great opportunity for landowners, groups of individuals, developers and agents to submit sites to North Somerset … Continued

Listed under: Policy

The Plainview Planning team have been working on a development project within the Charnwood Borough Council to help realise the true potential of a site. The land presently includes a single dwelling set within spacious grounds which is adjacent to, … Continued

Change of use on prestigious Cirencester building to stylish flats

We have successfully secured planning for the change of use of the former editorial offices for the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard newspaper to become three stylish self-contained flats (C3 use) and a retail unit (A1 use).  Planning and strategy setting … Continued

map of the forest of dean showing development potential and constraints

The Forest of Dean is a diverse area with many development opportunities as long as they are handled sensitively. As a local planning consultant we regularly work in the area and think we can give your planning application or appeal … Continued

Click here for our latest projects involving pubs We have noticed a significant increase in the number of clients that are enquiring about the possibilities of securing planning permission for a change of use of a public house to a … Continued

The Planning White Paper is proposing abolishing the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) but any changes are a long way off. CIL headaches are going to be around for many more years. At Plainview Planning we have recently saved our developer … Continued

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Permission in Principle for 2 auction sites in London

Plainview Planning recently secured Permission in Principle (PiP) for the erection of 2-4 dwellings, and 5-7 dwellings, on 2 separate disused garage plots in the London Borough of Bexley. Our client had purchased the sites at auction and wanted to … Continued