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Planning : Biggest shake up of the Use Classes order since 1950

Have planning authorities been too lackadaisical or controlling in the past?  What has brought this on?


The Government is laying before Parliament today new laws which will:

✅  Allow extensions of up to 2 floors on dwelling houses subject to a prior consultation process with neighbours

✅  PD to demolish unused buildings and rebuild to provide new homes

✅  New ‘Commercial Use Class’ to allow fast track change of use from redundant commercial uses in one class to be quickly repurposed for more viable use classes. 

The Government is aiming to bring these new rights into force by 1st September.

What happens to planning applications going through now? Wish I had waited I may not have needed planning permission to put on my porch!