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

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

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

empty commercial units in Cheltenham October 2018

Whilst there is much talk about the death of the high street, Cheltenham appears to be bucking the trend. Analysis of business rates data by Plainview Planning shows that there has been a 10% fall in empty commercial properties since … 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

Class PA barn conversion

In October 2017, the Government introduced a new permitted development right allowing the change of use of a building in light industrial use (Class B1c) and land within its curtilage to residential use. There are a number of conditions that … Continued

Our recent successful change of use application from a B1 (office) to a dual office and Health Clinic (B1/D1), will bring much needed GP and travel clinic services to a central London location. We have previously worked on several similar … Continued

Change of Use for a bike training facility and retail space

We are delighted with our recent planning approval for a change of use from a shop to a new cycle retail and training facility. The cycle company engaged us early on in their project to help them set up the … Continued

We have secured approval for a change of use and successfully avoided enforcement action for the owner of an 8-person HMO in Epping Forest. We were contacted to assist after the landlord received a visit from the Enforcement team. Of … Continued