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

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

Planning submission for an architect designed hotel

We are delighted to be part of the project team seeking to regenerate a dilapidated used car site and former petrol station in Windsor, with a stylish 56-bed hotel and associated restaurant facilities. This fresh application follows a previous scheme … 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 planning consultants work on an array of projects from planning applications and appeals to enforcement and development opportunities for land. However this particular project is different… We have a vested interest in this scheme as our director Ian, coaches the … Continued

Change of Use for a bike training facility and retail space

We are delighted with our recent planning approval for a change of use from a shop to a new cycle retail and training facility. The cycle company engaged us early on in their project to help them set up the … Continued

Our recent appeal success has secured retrospective planning permission for a popular restaurant in West London. Planning history: The original application which sought to change the use of an A1 shop to an A3 restaurant had been refused by the … Continued

Our recent approval for a change of use from Class B2 to Class D2 highlighted the importance of pragmatism in decision making. Our client runs a successful personal training business with an established client base in Maldon.  They were urgently … Continued

Further to extensive pre-application discussions with the Council and a successful public consultation event in January, Plainview Planning have now submitted an outline planning application for a 61-bed Premier Inn hotel, with associated restaurant and bar. A family scheme: The … Continued