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

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

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

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

Shepherd's hut rural glamping site

The Plainview team have just submitted a retrospective application to secure planning approval for a new rural tourism site in East Sussex. We have worked on a variety of rural development schemes across England and this particular project is for … Continued

enforcement in a London conservation area

Dealing with enforcement notices is a challenging task, especially when the site is located within a Conservation Area. Our client had made a range of renovations to improve their rear windows and doors to their property in St Johns Wood … 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

Our compilation of a robust evidence base under restrictive time constraints has secured the future of 4 residential flats in London. Background: Following a visit by a planning officer and the receipt of a letter advising that they were in … Continued

Our recent approval at planning committee for the retention of extensions and alterations made to a building of merit in a Westminster conservation area, provides an excellent example of how planning consultants add value to householder planning applications. Overview: A … Continued