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How the new permitted development rights change the system: the Planning Briefing

How the new permitted development rights change the system: the Planning Briefing

What the new rights to extend buildings upwards, and demolish existing buildings to make way for new housing, mean for applicants and authorities

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Download the updated Planning Briefing on the white paper, or read it online

Download the updated Planning Briefing on the white paper, or read it online

Our updated guide to the planning white paper and its implications is now available as an easily searchable PDF document, or can be read as a series of online articles.

How the new use classes change the system: the Planning Briefing

How the new use classes change the system: the Planning Briefing

The implications of new regulations that allow more widespread changes of use without a planning application.

How the Business and Planning Act changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How the Business and Planning Act changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How new legislation that aims to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 will affect applicants and authorities. By David Blackman

The implications of new rules on virtual committees: the Planning Briefing

The implications of new rules on virtual committees: the Planning Briefing

How new rules allowing councils to conduct planning committee meetings remotely using digital technology change the system and their implications. By Adam Branson.

The key planning changes made this week in response to Covid-19

The key planning changes made this week in response to Covid-19

We examine measures announced by the government this week to help keep the planning system moving during the coronavirus pandemic.

Need to Know: Planning changes in pipeline to support freeport status

Need to Know: Planning changes in pipeline to support freeport status

Why is the government proposing to set up freeports in the UK and what changes to planning rules are envisaged to help them function effectively? By Robbie Owen.

The implications of government proposals to speed up planning: The Planning Briefing

The implications of government proposals to speed up planning: The Planning Briefing

We examine measures promised by ministers for the planning White Paper. By David Blackman.

Need to know: New advice for surveyors on viability assessment

Need to know: New advice for surveyors on viability assessment

What are the main changes in RICS' revised professional guidance on development viability in planning? By Chris Marsh.

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