Home Extensions – Permitted Development: England and Wales: When PD goes bad

The 10 Worst Permitted Development Loopholes In a recent blog we put up a link to further advice on Permitted Development, this one is a little more light-hearted but does provide food for thought. PD Rights can be very useful in improving the layout and increasing space available in your house. However, it can be open to misuse… Read more »

Home Extensions – Permitted Development: England and Wales

We are often asked by residential clients “do I need planning permission?”  Permitted Development rights (PD rights) are a set of rules which can allow extension & remodelling works to your home without the approval of a full planning application. In recent years there have been significant changes to PD rights that now allow much… Read more »

Raft of change-of-use development rights come into force in England on 30 May

The date for a raft of new permitted development rights to come into force in England, including office to residential conversions and larger domestic extensions, has been set at 30 May 2013. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced the go ahead for the controversial changes by laying secondary legislation that amends the GPDO 1995. Having been… Read more »

Larger house extensions regime detailed

Reblogged from Planning Portal Director Just in case you missed it, the Government yesterday unveiled the details of the new regime for larger house extensions in England. The new regulations granting new Permitted Development rights – including those for rear-of-house extensions – will come into force on 30 May. The measures include increasing the size… Read more »