19th April 2021
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has revealed that a new residential permitted development for England will come into effect in the autumn. Matt Gilks, a senior associate in Thrings’ Planning and Environment team, reviews the new rules and explains how a wide range of parties - from shop floors to front doors – will be impacted. The government has announced a new permitted development right to allow for new residential changes of use. The changes are a notable opportunity for landowners and investors to revisit their portfolios in the context of this further loosening of control by local planning authorities over development control decision-making.