Following Boris Johnson’s ‘Build Build Build’ speech on 30 June, this week some of the first of the promised changes to the English planning system were unveiled.
From 31 August, changes to permitted development will allow for upwards extensions to create additional accommodation, as well as permit for the widely suggested right to demolish vacant commercial buildings and replace them with homes.
But of potentially much greater significance are the most major changes to the use class system since it was created in 1987, which could have far-reaching consequences for our towns and cities.
Our planning professionals have outlined their thoughts on the changes and what this means for our planning system. To view the article, click here.