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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.

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.

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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