- English permitted development rights changed to require compliance with space standards and extend temporary rights during coronavirus
- New requirement for national space standards
- Extension of time limits for permitted development rights for temporary uses and markets
- Extension of time limits for permitted development rights for temporary provision of takeaway food
- Withdrawal of permitted development right to demolish concert halls, venues for live music performances and theatres
- Extension of time limits for permitted development rights for emergency development by a LPA or health service body or by the Crown
- New permitted development right for development by the Crown relating to a pandemic
Planning analysis: On 11 November 2020, the government legislated to make further changes to permitted development rights in England. The changes require all housing brought forward under permitted development in England to comply with national space standards. They also extend a series of temporary permitted development rights which were introduced in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, to create new rights for emergency development by the Crown to tackle a pandemic, and exempt theatres and music and concert venues from the permitted development right for demolition.
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