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

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

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

working from home

The new year got off to a good start for one of our client’s, as we were able to help them avoid potential enforcement action and provide long-term security for their business through a retrospective change of use application. Making … Continued

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

Plainview Planning team group photo

What a year 2018 has been for the team at Plainview Planning! In the last 12 months we have worked on over 205 projects across 120 different authority areas, navigated the changes brought about by the revised NPPF, and enjoyed … Continued

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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

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