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

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

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

Yesterday the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released new housing data on the net additional dwellings in England up to 2017 to 2018. We have run this data and produced an interactive map which shows the net … 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

Replacement dwelling in Stroud

A great piece of collaborative work across a project team which consisted of our Plainview Planning consultants, a Cotswolds based architects practice, and a landscape architect firm has resulted in a planning approval for a contemporary yet functional designer home, … Continued

Pre-commencement conditions

Despite existing good practice it would seem that the days of collaborative working, when a planning officer would advise or discuss with agents and applicants the planning conditions to be attached to a development proposal before issuing their decision, are waning. … Continued

Ariel view rural housing

Our recent appeal win for a change of use from a café to family home, highlights the importance of a holistic planning approach when seeking residential development in rural locations. The project background: The site comprises a single dwelling and … Continued