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01/10/2019

New rights will compound the 'disaster' of permitted development, says RTPI

Words: Simon Wicks
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New rights to allow two-storey upwards extensions on family homes without planning permission will 'compound the problem' of low quality housing created under previous extensions to permitted development rights, the RTPI has stressed.

Describing the policy to date as a "disaster", Richard Blyth, the RTPI's head of policy, said the new proposal would also undermine the government's simultaneous efforts to involve communities in improving housing design in their area.

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