Why the new upwards extension permitted development right for blocks of flats may have limited uptake

Why the new upwards extension permitted development right for blocks of flats may have limited uptake

A new permitted development right allowing two-storey upwards extensions to purpose-built blocks of flats to create new homes comes into force next month.

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New demolition and upwards extension permitted development rights will be introduced this month, says Jenrick

New demolition and upwards extension permitted development rights will be introduced this month, says Jenrick

New permitted development (PD) rights allowing vacant commercial and residential buildings to be demolished for new housing and individual homes to extend upwards will be introduced "before the summer recess", the housing secretary Robert Jenrick has said.

Corby allows huge logistics scheme on unallocated site despite local plan officers' concerns

Corby allows huge logistics scheme on unallocated site despite local plan officers' concerns

Corby Borough Council has given the green light to plans for a 400,000 square metre logistics scheme on open countryside despite the authority’s own local plan officers’ expressing concerns that the site is not allocated for development.

Brent gives go-ahead to 509-home scheme on industrial site

Brent gives go-ahead to 509-home scheme on industrial site

The London Borough of Brent has given the go-ahead to plans for a 509-home mixed-use scheme on a designated industrial site, despite the loss of commercial floorspace.

The implications of automatically extending consents due to lapse in the pandemic

The implications of automatically extending consents due to lapse in the pandemic

Plans to allow automatic extensions to planning permissions that are due to lapse during the Covid-19 crisis have finally been confirmed by the government, to the relief of the development sector. But the new measures throw up some potential challenges for decision-makers and developers where consents have already lapsed, say observers.


Coronavirus: Planning's live coverage

Coronavirus: Planning's live coverage

With the coronavirus likely to have far-reaching impacts on the planning system, click through to keep up to date with all the latest planning-related news on the crisis.

How We Did It: Conducting virtual site visits during the Covid-19 lockdown

How We Did It: Conducting virtual site visits during the Covid-19 lockdown

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, planning officers at the London Borough of Haringey have been using 3D mapping technology to assess proposals in lieu of being able to physically visit application sites. By Mark Wilding.

Zoning will only work if implementing a wider vision, by Catriona Riddell

Zoning will only work if implementing a wider vision, by Catriona Riddell

It will be thirty years this month since I started as a graduate planner. During the decades I have experienced lots of changes to the system, all of which aimed to deliver a faster and fairer approach to planning.

CIL Watch: New draft regulations allow councils to defer levy payments

CIL Watch: New draft regulations allow councils to defer levy payments

New regulations were laid before parliament this week which will pave the way for deferral of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments where firms are experiencing financial difficulties connected with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Build, Build, Build: Sector reaction

Build, Build, Build: Sector reaction

The government has announced what it described as the "most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War". Commentators from across the planning and development sectors have been giving their reactions.

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements: 11 things you need to know

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements: 11 things you need to know

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements yesterday were billed by Number 10 as the "most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War". Here are 11 things you need to know about the proposals.

Ten things you need to know about the Business and Planning Bill

Ten things you need to know about the Business and Planning Bill

The government's Business and Planning Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on Thursday 25 June. Here are ten things you need to know about its contents.

In Pictures: the products of permitted development

In Pictures: the products of permitted development

The homes converted from office blocks under permitted development rights currently being reviewed by the government.

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