The Planview Report provides a comprehensive planning overview for your client’s commercial property transaction. Groundsure uses market leading data from Glenigan – the UK authority on historical and current planning data. The report has been redesigned with new features, improved layout and design for clearer navigation improving workflow for Property Lawyers.

Planview now includes an Air Quality section which details whether the site is located within an Air Quality Management Area, as well as information about Modelled Air Quality Readings (published by Defra). The report has a clear front page summary with recommendations provided on the next page. Advanced data filtering returns only information relevant to the transaction, resulting in no blank maps or empty tables and fewer pages, streamlining workflow.


  • Intelligently filtered data with fewer pages
  • Clear front page summary
  • Recommendations
  • Air Quality data
  • Intuitive layout and page flow


Having advanced insight on local development and construction projects could have a material impact on the value your client places on their potential commercial property purchase. This report highlights potential disruptive risks ahead of exchange, helping minimise their operational impact. It includes information on retail planning applications, major project planning applications, mobile mast data, environmentally sensitive areas and much more.

What does it cover?

  • House extensions
  • Small projects
  • Large projects
  • Radon
  • Planning constraints
  • Air Quality

Planning variable search distances:

LocationHouse extensions/small buildsSmall ProjectsLarge projects
Large city/’megaurban’5075250


Breakdown of category distances:

DataDistance (m)Distance (m)Section
Wind planning records (single turbines)5,0005,000Wind and solar
Wind planning records (multiple turbines)5,00010,000Wind and solar
Wind farms5,00010,000Wind and solar
Solar farms5,0005,000Wind and solar
Solar planning records5,0005,000Wind and solar
Existing oil and gas wells (including fracking)5,0005,000Oil and gas
Proposed oil and gas wells (including fracking)5,0005,000Oil and gas
Licensed oil, gas and shale gas exploration areas5,0005,000Oil and gas
Power stations5,0005,000Energy infrastructure
Nuclear installations5,0005,000Energy infrastructure
Nationally significant energy infrastructure projects5,0005,000Energy infrastructure
Electricity transmission lines, electricity transmission cables, gas pipelines, gas hub sites, large electricity substations500500Energy infrastructure

Developed by Groundsure

Groundsure is the leading provider of environmental search reports in the UK. Our dedicated and specialist team are committed to producing information that informs better property decisions. At Groundsure, over 30 environmental professionals are focused on using our knowledge in new, innovative and accurate ways. The team is dedicated to our customers and making Groundsure data accessible, valuable and helpful.

*£65+VAT (Up to 15 Ha), 15-50ha £120, 50-100ha £240, 100+ha POA. Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions. Delivery time in normal working days.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.