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Are new permitted development rights proposed to be introduced in 2017, in particular in relation to Use Class C3 (dwelling houses)?

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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Published on LexisPSL on 27/03/2017

The following Planning Q&A Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are new permitted development rights proposed to be introduced in 2017, in particular in relation to Use Class C3 (dwelling houses)?
  • Light Industrial to Residential

There are currently several new permitted development rights which are currently being considered by the Government for implementation.

The response to the technical consultation on planning changes published by the Department for Communities and Local Government on 7 February 2017 confirmed:

  1. State Schools—the Government is committed to introducing new permitted development rights to allow State Schools to adapt more quickly to changing demands for school places, including making matter use of existing buildings and sites

  2. Upward Extensions—the Government has ruled out introducing permitted development rights to allow additional floors to be added to buildings within London. It had been proposed to allow upwards extensions so long as this was no higher than roof line of adjoining buildings, however this was considered to be unworkable due to a need for neighbour consultations in such cases

  3. Agricultural—the Government have launched a new consultation on changes to the permitted development rights for agricultural uses. The suggested changes are:

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