30 May Benefit From Permitted Development Now!
As of the 25th May the extension of permitted development rights to allow homeowners to extend their properties without a full planning application – as well as high street conversions to offices and homes – has come into permanent effect.
Homeowners can put a single-storey rear extension on their property of up to six metres for terraced or semi-detached homes – or eight metres for detached homes.
Local authorities can now also consider proposals for the conversion of shops and other high street uses such as takeaways and launderettes to offices under the prior approval process. Although Class M already allows retail and sui generis uses to be converted to residential without the need for planning permission, the new regulations would allow takeaways to be converted to housing.
Contact us to find out more about permitted development and how it could benefit your property.
Head Office: 02039 405151
Chilterns & Thames Valley: 01494 674 969