A complicated site. Planning permission was sought for a unit of ancillary accommodation outside a residential curtilage. Planning unit vs residential curtilage Following a detailed assessment of the planning history of the site, we formed an argument that the site … Continued

planning permission for 28 new homes outside settlement boundary

Plainview Planning are pleased to announce that we have secured planning permission at appeal for 28 homes. The proposal includes 30% affordable housing, plus Section 106 contributions to primary and secondary education facilities, and funding towards the Thanet Coast SPA Mitigation … Continued

viewshed analysis on proposed development planning

The team at Plainview Planning are pleased to be able to offer a new service that all our clients can now benefit from which will enable us to present the theoretical visibility of proposed and existing developments using our GIS … Continued

view of english towns and fields ref settlement boundary

Developers and landowners are familiar with trying to get their sites allocated for development in Local Plans. However, there are often strict criteria and lots of competition for such allocations. An alternative approach is to make representations during a Local … Continued

Housing delivery across England

On 19th February 2019, results from the Housing Delivery Test 2018 were released by The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This is now an annual measurement of housing delivery in plan-making local authorities. This article reviews some of … Continued

Maps and analysis for planning technology

In our current climate digital technology has transformed the way that we live, work and interact and yet, the planning system itself remains relatively unchanged. It is no secret that planning can be costly, uncertain and time consuming. However, with … Continued

model town

At Plainview Planning we undertake a wide range of enforcement work on both residential and commercial premises. We are always keen to remind enforcement officers and planning inspectors that: the planning enforcement procedure is intended to be remedial rather than … Continued

Yesterday the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released new housing data on the net additional dwellings in England up to 2017 to 2018. We have run this data and produced an interactive map which shows the net … Continued

development proposals for 50 dwellings

Plainview Planning has submitted an outline planning application for 50 homes to the south of Halstead, Essex. The proposed development scheme seeks to bring 28 market and 22 affordable dwellings, along with associated public open space, to the area and … Continued

empty commercial units in Cheltenham October 2018

Whilst there is much talk about the death of the high street, Cheltenham appears to be bucking the trend. Analysis of business rates data by Plainview Planning shows that there has been a 10% fall in empty commercial properties since … Continued