Viticulture is a fast growing agricultural business in Great Britain. Over the last 10 years the number of hectares planted with grapevines has grown by circa 200%. It is a use that positively contributes to the rural economy and generates local … Continued

Step 1 – ascertain the current use Check what the current use is. This may be available from the planning history search on your council’s website. How long has the use been going on for? If over 10 years then … Continued

There are under 4 weeks left until the deadline for comments on Stroud District Council’s emerging new Local Plan – the Pre – Submission draft Local Plan. If you own land or property in Stroud, now is the time to … Continued

Listed under: Locations: south west | Policy

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

A ‘Call for Sites’ consultation has just been launched by Maldon District Council and will run until the 21st May 2021. This is a great opportunity for landowners, groups of individuals, developers and agents to submit sites to Maldon District Council for potential allocation … Continued

At Plainview Planning we specialise in securing consents for sites outside of settlement boundaries. 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 … Continued


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has released a new dataset showing which local planning authorities are succeeding or (in most cases!) failing to provide enough plots for self build and custom build homes. This is important … Continued

planning secured for contemporary dwelling

The project scope was to provide a high spec contemporary family dwelling on the East Coast of Great Yarmouth. The project sought the replacement of an existing home which had unfortunately fallen into a poor state of repair. Application heading … Continued

Upward extension and barn conversion uttlesford

Our strategic planning approach has enabled our client to secure permission for a stunning barn conversion and upwards extension, providing 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, kitchen, living space and a home office and playroom. Planning for a barn conversion with … Continued

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