dutch barn example

Permission in Principle (PIP) is a fairly new route to securing permission for housing led developments. It was first introduced via the Housing and Planning Act 2016, with the application route being established in June 2018. Its intention was to … Continued

barn at sunset for article on CLass Q and development outside settlement boundary

Is now the time to seek planning permission for sustainable developments outside the settlement boundary in Uttlesford? With only a 2.68-year housing land supply currently in evidence, the case officer feedback on a recent approval we secured for a barn … Continued

Self build development outside settlement boundary

The housing crisis has been a recurring theme of successive governments.  In March 2020, Robert Jenrick published Planning for the Future, in advance of the Planning White Paper. Several reforms were set out, encouraging local authorities to take a proactive … Continued

Outline plan for 70 home development

Plainview Planning have been supporting Context Land in an exciting land promotion project for 70 homes to the south of Halstead in Essex. We are delighted to have been part of the project team to secure outline planning permission for … Continued

considerations for commencing or renewing planning permission

You secure planning permission for your development and before you know it the expiration date is nearly upon you.  Do you commence development to keep the permission alive or resubmit the application? It is a complex area and something we … Continued

windfall site single dwelling aonb cotswolds

Great to be part of the project team assisting Context Land on an interesting project for a single dwelling in Stroud. This case provides a further example of why a planning refusal doesn’t necessarily have to mean the end of … Continued

Picture the scene: You’ve secured planning consent. You’re excited. You start building. But then realise you have not discharged your pre-commencement conditions! This scenario is all too common. It is not the end of the world, but situations such as this do need … Continued

site analysis and settlement boundaries

Since the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2012, the Government has been pushing for the planning system to be genuinely plan-led at both a local and national level.  In order to achieve this Local Planning Authorities … Continued

non material amends to housing scheme Sussex

We have been working with a client to bring forward a residential development scheme on previously developed land in Lewes. It has been a strategic planning process as the site was subject to a number of constraints. We started with … Continued

redevelopment of stables and garage to a self build dwelling and art studio

Extensive negotiation and engagement with the council, a detailed exploration and analysis of 5-year housing land supply, the local self-build register and the definition of ‘isolated’ in planning, has resulted in planning approval for an exciting self-build dwelling and art … Continued