Class E Use Order

This week has seen some pretty dramatic changes to the planning world. Not least, the announcement that from the 1st September 2020, new legislation will take effect which will bring in 3 new Use Classes – Class E, F1 and … Continued

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South Gloucestershire Development Constraints and Opportunities Map

A ‘Call for Sites’ consultation has just been launched by South Gloucestershire Council and will run until the 20th October 2020. This is a great opportunity for landowners, groups of individuals, developers and agents to submit sites to South Gloucestershire Council for … Continued

Residential development of 33 flats in Harlow

We are delighted to have secured planning permission for the regeneration of a brownfield site which will now become a stylish mixed-use development.  The proposed scheme received unanimous approval at Planning Committee, with the design already being credited with providing … Continued

Sustainable locations in Canterbury

Canterbury City Council has started work on a new Local Plan, which will set the vision for development across the district to 2040.  The Council are seeking the views of local residents, businesses and community groups on the key issues … Continued

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The government have announced plans to allow up to an additional 2x storeys of “dwellinghouses” on top of existing blocks of flats under Permitted Development Rights. This amendment is part of the Government’s push to boost home ownership and kick … Continued

In times of market uncertainty it is important that there is flexibility built into the planning system. Particularly in relation to B1 (office) uses where it appears that in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic there is a growing shift … Continued

A welcome announcement from MCHLG yesterday about automatically extending planning permissions that expired during lockdown: Planning permission usually expires after three years if work has not started onsite. Sites with consent that have an expiry date between the start of … Continued

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At Plainview Planning we regularly work on projects throughout Essex, including sites within the jurisdiction of Braintree District Council. This web page provides a snapshot of latest planning issues and views. Braintree District Council Local Plan Position Braintree District Council … Continued

Planning secured for 13 flats at locally listed building

We are delighted to have secured planning permission for a local developer in the London Borough of Bexley.  The project sought the redevelopment of a locally listed building, to provide 13 apartments with associated parking and amenity space. It was … Continued

Planning should be easy. If your development complies with the Local Plan, and other “material considerations” are in your favour, then planning permission should be granted. So grab your council’s Local Plan. Read it through, check the proposals map, and … Continued

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