Indicative layouts for 7 dwellings outside settlement boundary

Sometimes a site can, on paper, appear to have limited development potential. But with a thorough site appraisal, considered planning strategy and effective analysis of planning policy, a site’s true potential can be realised. This was certainly true of one … Continued

site plan of flatted development

Obtaining planning consent for the redevelopment of an existing commercial site with a residential scheme is rarely straightforward.  It takes time, a clear planning strategy and proactive negotiation, but the reward is a significant uplift in land value. Our recent … Continued

Gantt chart for CoL

We recently helped our client establish the lawful use of 3 Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), after they found themselves subject to an enforcement investigation due to an Article 4 Direction. Article 4 Directions and changes of use? An Article … Continued

Map of housing across JCS

On behalf of our landowner and developer clients, Context Land and Plainview Planning are undertaking research to help inform the current consultation into the Joint Core Strategy (JCS). What stage it the JCS at now? The JCS is a strategic … Continued

Architect drawing of contemporary house design

An effective appeal strategy from our planning consultants at Plainview Planning has secured approval at appeal for a replacement 3-bed residential dwelling in Colchester, Essex. The original planning application sought to demolish an existing dwelling and build a contemporary home, … Continued

Tewkesbury Borough Council are currently consulting on their draft plan (TBP), which will allocate sites for housing and employment development, as well as providing planning policies to guide future development in the borough. The consultation runs until 30th November 2018 … 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

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

plan for development proposal for 80 dwellings

It was a busy weekend for the Plainview Team as we were at a public consultation event, alongside the architect firm ADP, answering questions, responding to feedback and talking through the plans for the exciting proposed development of land surrounding Great … Continued

Recent ONS figures and housing need

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show reductions in household formation for lots of councils (LINK). Nationally they suggest a need for 159,000 additional households per year. This is in contrast to The Ministry for Housing and … Continued