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

garage conversion to annexe

It is a common scenario – you have a garage or outbuilding and as it is sitting there empty, you decide to give it a makeover and start renting it out as a holiday let or using it as a … Continued

Architect designed replacement dwelling

Our recent planning approval for a 4-storey replacement dwelling in Richmond is a great example of how our negotiation skills add value to development projects. In this particular case a planning application which sought to demolish an existing two-bedroom bungalow … Continued

Shepherd's hut rural glamping site

The Plainview team have just submitted a retrospective application to secure planning approval for a new rural tourism site in East Sussex. We have worked on a variety of rural development schemes across England and this particular project is for … Continued

The beautiful wildlife reserve

The Plainview Team are very excited to be working on a new rural tourism attraction in Maldon, which will include an education centre, tea room, fish breeding pods, essential workers’ dwelling and holiday cottages. The scheme and its background: A disused … Continued

Our recent successful change of use application from a B1 (office) to a dual office and Health Clinic (B1/D1), will bring much needed GP and travel clinic services to a central London location. We have previously worked on several similar … Continued

Drawings of extension by Rob Parish

Brief: We provided full planning consultancy support on the erection of a large side and rear extension in the Metropolitan Green Belt, to provide much needed granny annexe accommodation. Challenges: Our client came to us needing help to secure extra … Continued