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Nov 19

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19 November 2012 10:17  RssIcon

Part of the Governments attempts at kick starting construction as a means of boosting economic growth, is to enable up to 40,000 residential projects which would normally require planning permission, to be constructed under permitted development. The Government launched a consultation to widen the scope of residential and business permitted development rights on the 12th of November, 2012. The consultation will run for 6 weeks and ends on the 24th of December.

The Government is proposing action in five areas:

  • 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.

    To view the full consultation document follow the link to the Department for Communities and Local Government website. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/11188/permitted.pdf

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