The housing ministry has announced that it has “changed permitted development right regulations” to introduce its promise that unlisted statues, memorials and monuments will require planning permission before they are removed.
The government’s controversial proposal to allow a range of town centre uses to convert to housing under a new permitted development (PD) right will come into effect at the start of August and will include a 1,500 square metre size restriction and a three-month vacancy requirement, it has been announced.
The House of Commons housing, communities and local government (HCLG) committee has launched an inquiry seeking views on the government’s recent expansion of permitted development (PD) rights, including its impact on the ability of councils to plan development.
A proposal for a two-storey, 13-unit upwards extension submitted under new permitted development (PD) rights, in which six of the proposed flats would have light supplied only by rooflights, has been refused prior approval by a West Sussex council.
A planning lawyer has warned that many high streets “may very quickly become predominantly residential” unless councils take action to restrict the government’s latest easing of planning rules to allow a host of town centre uses to convert to new housing.
The government has published plans to “simplify” and rationalise” permitted developments rights, as part of a review of such rights following recent changes to the Use Classes Order.
All new homes in England delivered through permitted development (PD) rights will have to meet national space standards from 6 April 2021, according to new regulations laid today.
The government has announced that permitted development (PD) rights allowing the demolition of theatres, concert halls and live music venues without needing planning permission are to be removed in a bid to protect England’s cultural heritage.
Mobile phone operators will be able to build taller masts and attach more equipment to existing masts without the need for planning permission, after the government confirmed it would expand permitted development (PD) rights in relation to the technology.
The government has said it intends to introduce “further” permitted development (PD) rights for building upwards without the need for planning permission, including allowing homeowners to extend their properties by adding new storeys.