Why planners are concerned about a new permitted development right aiming to help the hospitality sector

The government making permanent a permitted development right allowing pubs, restaurants and cafes to put up tents and marquees without the need for a planning application has prompted concerns among local authorities about the potential impact on residents, high streets and heritage buildings. But business groups say the move is crucial to aid a hospitality sector still struggling in the wake of Covid restrictions.

by David Blackman
A pub marquee (Jeremy Fennell c/o Flickr Creative Commons)
A pub marquee (Jeremy Fennell c/o Flickr Creative Commons)

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