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Monday 26 April 2.00pm - 3.00pm

New planning rules: What do they mean for you and your community?

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The Government has confirmed that it will introduce a new PD right. What does this mean in practice?

Permitted development rights allow changes to be made to buildings and use of land without needing planning permission.

Last week, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced the introduction of new legislation in England to allow Class E (Commercial, Business and Service) uses to be converted to housing without the need to submit a planning application. Government hopes that these new permitted development (“PD”) rights will invigorate the high street following the pandemic, giving life to vacant buildings.

The Government has confirmed that it will introduce a new PD right to allow the change of use from commercial, business and service uses (Class E) to residential uses (Class C3) in England. This PD right, will come into force in August 2021

This informal briefing by Civic Voice will explain in plain english, what recent Government announcements actually mean. We will consider some of the key changes proposed and their implications.

Civic Voice members: £10
Non-members: £25

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