In 2015 the government extended permitted development rights to create more housing and then the 2017 autumn budget announced potential further extensions. But does bypassing the full planning process mean local authorities are missing out and are some homes failing to deliver an acceptable standard of living?

The RTPI has warned of ‘unintended consequences’ of permitted development over the years with a danger of curtailing the proper provisions of amenities and general standard of living, but is it as bad as that?

Jason Lowes shares his comments and states ‘this line of thinking risks undermining the advantages that PD can offer…’

Read more in The Planner here.

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