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

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

site analysis and settlement boundaries

Since the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2012, the Government has been pushing for the planning system to be genuinely plan-led at both a local and national level.  In order to achieve this Local Planning Authorities … Continued

Stroud District's Geographic Context and landscape constraints

Stroud District Council’s draft local plan has been published as part of a live consultation which will run until 22nd January 2020. The draft local plan identifies the housing, employment, retail and community development that is required up to 2031. … Continued

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site plan for replacement dwelling in green belt

Through our comprehensive planning strategy and positive engagement with the case officer, we have been able to secure planning permission for a beautifully designed replacement dwelling in the green belt. This latest win gives a useful example of the benefit … Continued

call for sites Tower Hamlets map for development

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is currently undergoing a Call for Sites consultation as part of the preparation for the East of the Borough Action Plan as well as consulting on two proposed Article 4 Directions. Identifying sites for … Continued

paragraph 79 dwelling self-build

Plainview Planning have secured planning consent for an innovative and inspiring paragraph 79 dwelling in West Sussex. This project was particularly challenging and interesting, not only because of its unique approach to design and materials, but also due to the … Continued

Block plan of site for 7 flats in London

Are you an SME developer feeling a bit confused about using PiP (Permission in Principle)? Our recent success at Planning Committee for an application of 5-7 flats may help shed some light on its use and practical application. To PiP … Continued

residential curtilage extensions and games room in green belt

After waiting 2 months for your planning application to be decided it is understandably challenging when the decision notice arrives, and your application has been refused. But does a refusal at the planning application stage have to mean an end … Continued

site plan of rural tourism site by a lake

A key takeaway from this large rural tourism project has been the importance of effective communication and public engagement throughout the application process. As a result, we have obtained a planning approval which will secure the ongoing preservation of a … Continued