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New permitted development – consultation

Finally DCLG have released specific details of the new permitted development rights that they referred to during the Budget.

This is only the consultation document, so not all of  the below will necessarily be enacted.

  • Increasing the size limits for the depth of single-storey domestic extensions from 4m to 8m (for detached houses) and from 3m to 6m (for all other houses), in non-protected areas, for a period of three years. No changes are proposed for extensions of more than one storey.
  • Increasing the size limits for extensions to shop and professional/financial services establishments to 100m², and allowing the building of these extensions up to the boundary of the property (except where the boundary is with a residential property), in non-protected areas, for a period of three years.
  • Increasing the size limits for extensions to offices to 100m², in non-protected areas, for a period of three years.
  • Increasing the size limits for new industrial buildings within the curtilage of existing industrial premises to 200m², in non-protected areas, for a period of three years.
  • Removing some prior approval requirements for the installation of broadband infrastructure for a period of five years.
  • We also wish to explore whether there is scope to use permitted development to make it easier to carry out garage conversions.

If you are interested in examining the implications of these new permitted development rights feel free to contact one of our specialist planning consultants.