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This response considers the planning status of a building following a fire, and the availability of permitted development rights for such properties in England.
Unfortunately, if a building has been totally destroyed by fire (or by other means), there is no automatic right to rebuild it.
Section 55(1A)(b) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 confirms that ‘rebuilding’ is a building operation requiring planning permission, which means planning permission would be required to reinstate the building, even if it was being rebuilt in an identical form.
If a building has been partially destroyed, then whether the remedial works constitute alteration or improvement (which may benefit from permitted development rights) or constitute
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