Thursday, 16 October 2014

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The 10 Worst Permitted Development Loopholes

In a recent blog we put up a link to further advice on Permitted Development, this one is a little more light-hearted but does provide food for thought.

PD Rights can be very useful in improving the layout and increasing space available in your house.

However, it can be open to misuse which can lead to some developments that are not suitable and lead to missed opportunities and compromised spaces if taken too literally.

Clicking the image below will take you through to the Planning Jungle document produced to show the extremes of the PD allowances.

 10 Worst Permitted Development Loopholes
The 10 Worst Permitted Development Loopholes

Recent changes to PD provide a powerful tool created to try to reduce the log jam in local planning authorities, by automatically allowing minor development without the need for often complicated, costly and frustrating dealings with multiple parties with different vested interests. A Certificate of Lawfulness can be applied for as proof a proposal is valid under Permitted Development.

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