Minister says councils can use Article 4 directions to block new PD rights that threaten comprehensive mixed use redevelopment

Minister for regional growth Luke Hall has suggested to MPs that councils will be able to block permitted development (PD) rights to convert traditional town centre uses to housing if they can demonstrate that they would prevent comprehensive mixed use redevelopment.

by Michael Donnelly
Empty units: Government argues new PDR will breath new life into town centres
Empty units: Government argues new PDR will breath new life into town centres

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