graph showing relationship between cost and risk in planning

At Plainview we have been fortunate enough to work on planning applications across England, ranging from householder projects to new build development and commercial sites. Whether it’s an application for outline or full permission, each project is unique, brings its … Continued

Garage conversion Westminster

Our recent planning approval sought the conversion and change of use of two garages in Westminster to create extra living space for 2x dwellings. This was a particularly challenging scheme, not least because of the site’s location within a Conservation … Continued

CGI of 26 flats designed by Architecture for London

We have recently submitted an application for the redevelopment of a brownfield site to deliver 26 PRS dwellings and 260 sqm of creative start-up space in Walthamstow, East London. The scheme and its background: The proposal seeks to demolish a … Continued

The government released the draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on Monday 5th March. The last time there were proposed changes to the NPPF was back in 2015. Our review of these draft revisions have identified some … Continued

planning for a fuel depot

Our recent planning approval for a fuel depot at Swaffham is an example of some of the more niche planning applications we assist with, here at Plainview Planning. Our client, an established domestic and commercial fuel distributor, sought to establish … Continued

Further to extensive pre-application discussions with the Council and a successful public consultation event in January, Plainview Planning have now submitted an outline planning application for a 61-bed Premier Inn hotel, with associated restaurant and bar. A family scheme: The … Continued

It was busy weekend with the Plainview Team on hand answering questions and responding to feedback at a public consultation event for the proposed redevelopment of a site in Windsor, to create a 61-bed hotel and restaurant. The site: The … Continued

The team at Plainview Planning are providing planning consultancy support on an exciting new residential development scheme in a sustainable location in Espom, Surrey. The scheme seeks to redevelop two empty and dilapidated residential units, into 17 high quality flats. The architects … Continued

Chelmsford City Council have embarked on the first stage of public consultation for their new Local Plan, which will provide a planning strategy for Chelmsford up to 2036. The document they are consulting on is snappily titled: The Local Plan Issues … Continued

The announcement of a public consultation on the South Downs National Park Local Plan is a milestone event for two key reasons: The plan is expected to be adopted in 2017. When it is, it will be the first time … Continued