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03/02/2020

Building Better commission calls for there to be standards for permitted development

Words: Laura Edgar
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Building homes through permitted development rights (PDR) should be subject to a ‘very clear’ set of design rules outlined in the local plan or supplementary planning guidance, according to the Building Better, Building Beautiful (BBBB) Commission.

The recommendation is set out in the commission's report Living with Beauty, and sits under the policy area ‘planning: create a predictable level playing field’ (see box for policy areas).

which found that local authorities lost £4.1 million because of reduced planning fees and faced potential losses of £10.8 million. They also lost out on 1,667 affordable housing units......Sign Up or Login to read full article
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