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24 May 2019

An extension of permitted development rights will come into force on 25th May

The legislation creates a new class, JA of the GPDO to allow proposals for the conversion of shops and other high street uses to B1 offices under the prior approval process. Class M already allows retail and sui generis uses to be converted to residential without the need for planning permission, but the new regulations would allow takeaways to also be converted to housing.The regulations also makes permanent the existing temporary right to enlarge a dwellinghouse by up to 8 metres in the case o...

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19 Feb 2019

Updated National Planning Policy Framework 2019

Following from last year’s Technical Consultation on Updates to National Planning Policy and Guidance, an updated NPPF was published on the 19th February 2019. This document replaces the first NPPF published in March 2012 and includes minor clarifications to the revised version published in July 2018. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-planning-policy-framework--2The changes to the Framework are minor in respect of wording – three in total – but follow through on the Technical C...

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19 Feb 2019

Government Response to Technical Consultation

The Government has also published its response to the October 2018 Technical Consultation on Updates to National Planning Policy and Guidance. This confirms that the Government considers the 2014-based projections provide the appropriate approach for establishing the demographic baseline for the standard method. It also confirms the changes to paragraph 177 and the definition of ‘deliverable’ now taken forward in the revised NPPF.https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system...

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