The government has recently extended householder permitted development rights for small scale developments to your home. Other planning reforms include new rights to allow changes in town centre uses from retail to office, marking a significant shift in how the vibrancy of principal shopping areas are to be maintained and supported.
What are Permitted Development Rights?
Permitted Development Rights are a set of regulations which allow property owners freedoms to enlarge and alter their homes and premises without the need to apply for planning permission. By acting upon these rights you can develop your property without the need for full planning permission as long as you comply with relevant rules.
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