UK Eliminates Planning Review for Alterations and Revisions

Responding to a recent controversial review of planning processes, the Department for Communities & Local Government is allowing many types of building alterations to happen without review.

"Under the new rules, shops and offices will be able to extend their premises by 50sq m, hospitals and universities by 100sq m and schools by 50sq m without planning permission.

Current permitted development rights will also be supplemented by the right to build one freestanding building of up to 100sq m per existing building."

Full Story: New planning rules scrap applications for minor extensions

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