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

Planning appeal success for a live work annexe

Navigating the planning system can be a complex process, especially when you are dealing with not one, but two appeals at the same site.  As planning consultants, we are often asked to work on planning appeals where a refusal has … 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

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

Front extensions to 1980s dwelling

It is not unusual for a property to be located outside of a conservation area, and yet still be within its ‘setting’. In such scenarios, any proposed development would still need to be assessed in terms of its impact on … 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

sketch of site and annexe accommodation

September already and after a busy summer, the fruits of our hard work are already rolling in. Most recently we have secured retrospective planning permission for a 1x bed residential flat in the rural setting of Danbury and Bicknacre, Essex. … Continued

self build dwelling elevation

A well-deserved outcome for this self-build scheme in a complex location, for which we managed to secure both outline planning permission and reserved matters approval in a project which has truly been a scheme of two halves. Project background: From … Continued

New Build Housing Development designed by Invent Architecture

Another appeal win for the Plainview Planning Team, this time for the redevelopment of a brownfield site in a challenging location to create; 5x town houses, 4x mews houses, and 8x flats. We were approached to assist following a refusal … Continued