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Reaction: Chancellor has ‘missed a trick’, says RTPI

Words: Laura Edgar
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The RTPI has warned that the government’s plans to reopen the high street will not work if it proceeds with its proposals to extend permitted development rights (PDR).

Chief executive Victoria Hills welcomed the continuation of business rates relief but is concerned that the revival of high streets from the Covid-19 pandemic “will be undermined by the proposals by government to allow developers carte blanche to turn our high street shops and services to residential without going through the democratic planning process that supports a mixed-use approach to........
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