Plainview Planning have been providing planning consultancy advice on the acquisition and management of Watermoor Point, a 6 acre employment site in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Plainview Planning unpicked 40 years worth of planning history and set out a clear strategy relating … 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

At Plainview Planning we have an innovative tech team that is always looking at ways to harness data to improve the success of our planning applications and appeals. We have developed a system of tracking all appeal decisions throughout England. … Continued

Waverley Borough Council are seeking land for future residential and commercial development. Appropriate sites may be allocated in the forthcoming “Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies” document. If you secure an allocation it would make future … Continued

Question and answers


A series of questions and answers to aid initial discussions on securing planning permission for new build dwellings. All information provided will be deleted unless you decide to instruct us to work for you. We will not send you any … Continued

Advice produced by Natural England in July 2020 may cause delays to planning applications and appeals in the following council areas: Ashford Borough Council Canterbury City Council Folkestone & Hythe District Council Maidstone Borough Council Dover District Council It is … Continued

The Planning White Paper is proposing abolishing the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) but any changes are a long way off. CIL headaches are going to be around for many more years. At Plainview Planning we have recently saved our developer … 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 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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