As part of the Government’s reform of the planning system the Government introduced new changes on 1st October 2008 to the permitted development rights for householders. The Government’s stated intention was to make it easier for householders wanting to extend their homes without the need for planning permission. However, the FMB has been receiving a number of phone calls and emails from members raising serious concerns about how different local planning authorities are interpreting the new Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No 2) (England) Order 2008 particularly in relation to loft conversions as covered in Class B developments.
The FMB now wants to build up an evidence base of how local planning authorities are interpreting the clauses in the new Order and the impact this is having on members’ work so that we can go back to the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) to present them with factual evidence. We therefore ask you to login and submit a form giving your experience of how your local planning authority is choosing to interpret the Order.
Your help and cooperation is much appreciated.
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