Permitted development rights 'damaging community wellbeing', report finds

Permitted development (PD) rights have produced places that are "unsustainable, unattractive, and damaging to communities’ wellbeing,” a new report by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), has concluded.

by Ellie Kahn
An industrial building in Wellstones, Watford, that received permission on appeal to be converted into flats despite some of the units lacking windows. Pic: Julian Dodd
An industrial building in Wellstones, Watford, that received permission on appeal to be converted into flats despite some of the units lacking windows. Pic: Julian Dodd

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