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22/07/2020

RTPI: Permitted development will hit the vulnerable hardest

Words: Laura Edgar
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UK built environment professionals have written to the housing secretary expressing their concerns on the extension of permitted development rights (PDR) given the ‘divergent ways in which we have all experienced the Covid-19 pandemic’.

In the open letter, the RTPI, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) explain that further PDR “will lock in more unacceptable standard development, the consequences of which we will live with for generations or must rectify later at greater expense”.

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