Development site and planning in covid

On 13th May the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published its planning update in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Highlighting the importance of keeping the planning system moving to enable it to play its part in … Continued

Change of Use C3 to D1 nursery

There are several planning considerations which need to be appraised when making a change of use application, but key to it all is in justifying the loss of one use in favour of another.  This can be challenging and, depending … Continued

Planning applications and appeals during coronavirus

We are living in unprecedented times.  Whilst our thoughts are with our brave key workers and those who have lost loved ones to this pandemic, out of these times of darkness can come bursts of light – a crisis can … Continued

The Vale of White Horse District Council (VWHDC) have started preparing a new local plan and are currently undertaking a Call for Sites exercise, which will run until midnight on Friday 29th May 2020. Local authorities are required to review … Continued

barn at sunset for article on CLass Q and development outside settlement boundary

Is now the time to seek planning permission for sustainable developments outside the settlement boundary in Uttlesford? With only a 2.68-year housing land supply currently in evidence, the case officer feedback on a recent approval we secured for a barn … Continued

Self build development outside settlement boundary

The housing crisis has been a recurring theme of successive governments.  In March 2020, Robert Jenrick published Planning for the Future, in advance of the Planning White Paper. Several reforms were set out, encouraging local authorities to take a proactive … Continued

temporary permitted development rights and takeawy

Helping the restaurant and pub industry to adapt to the challenges presented by Covid-19 has required the UK planning system to respond quickly and proactively.  Given the surge in enquiries we have received from the hospitality industry recently, we thought … Continued

Retrospective annexe application

It isn’t an unusual situation and something we have written about previously, but following the purchase of a property, what do you do when you suddenly discover planning permissions aren’t in place for existing works or uses. This was exactly … Continued

Drawings of planning permission secured by Plainview Planning for large expansion of international company in Gloucester

Plainview Planning has secured three planning permissions for several site alterations, commercial unit reconfigurations and the regularisation of historic works on a large commercial site in Cirencester, for a large international company specialising in clinical technologies. Our client had recently … Continued

Plainview Planning's COVID-19 statement

In light of the ever evolving coronavirus situation, we are writing to reassure you that Plainview Planning Ltd is committed to the health and safety of its clients, partners and employees.  We anticipate that most of our employees will be … Continued

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