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

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

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

Front extensions to 1980s dwelling

It is not unusual for a property to be located outside of a conservation area, and yet still be within its ‘setting’. In such scenarios, any proposed development would still need to be assessed in terms of its impact on … 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