30% off sign in shop window

The year ahead could see more high street closures as retail businesses continue to struggle. Our team consider how retailers can use the planning system to help stave off economic gloom. The challenge for the high street The problem facing … Continued

Map of housing across JCS

On behalf of our landowner and developer clients, Context Land and Plainview Planning are undertaking research to help inform the current consultation into the Joint Core Strategy (JCS). What stage it the JCS at now? The JCS is a strategic … Continued

Tewkesbury Borough Council are currently consulting on their draft plan (TBP), which will allocate sites for housing and employment development, as well as providing planning policies to guide future development in the borough. The consultation runs until 30th November 2018 … Continued

2018 is nearly over and what a year it has been for Plainview Planning. The team have been working on a wide range of projects including; urban and rural tourism schemes, strategic residential developments in Essex, changes of use and self-build … Continued

high street

Included within last Monday’s Autumn Budget was the announcement that The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on a package of planning reforms. Titled Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new … Continued

Recent ONS figures and housing need

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show reductions in household formation for lots of councils (LINK). Nationally they suggest a need for 159,000 additional households per year. This is in contrast to The Ministry for Housing and … Continued

James Brokenshire NPPF

Tuesday 24 July 2018 saw the publication of the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), six years on from its original release. Our review of the draft revisions back in March 2018 identified some potentially exciting changes for smaller landowners … Continued

Graduate planner

July is nearly over already and what a year it has been for Plainview Planning! With several exciting new projects on the horizon including pub redevelopments, self-build projects and a Paragraph 55 dwelling, along with some interesting rural tourism schemes, … Continued

Listed under: Locations | Services

2018 has got off to a cracking start for Plainview Planning and we are delighted to be expanding the team once again, as we welcome Alexandra Eatough to our Cheltenham Office. With over 10 years’ consultancy experience, Alex has joined … Continued

Listed under: Locations | News

A common question that is posed to our team of planners on a regular basis is: “I just want to know… can I get planning permission for XYZ…?” Well, as much as we would love to be able to give an … Continued