Fast track to add 2 more storeys

Fast track to add 2 more storeys

9:43 AM, 21st July 2020, About 3 years ago 5

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New laws laid in Parliament (21 July 2020) will deliver much-needed new homes and revitalise town centres across England, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

The new rules, which will come into effect by September, will mean full planning applications will not be required to demolish and rebuild unused buildings as homes and commercial and retail properties can be quickly repurposed to help revive our high streets and town centres.

Homeowners will also be able to add up to 2 additional storeys to their home to create new homes or more living space for growing families through a fast track approval process, with a requirement to carefully consider the impact on neighbours and the appearance of the extension.

This will reduce pressure to build on greenfield sites and deliver more homes that fit the character of their local area, without the red tape.

This month the government will set out plans to reform England’s 7-decade old planning system to deliver more high-quality, well-designed homes, and beautiful and greener communities for people to live in. Cutting out bureaucracy to get Britain building, while protecting high standards. Developers will still need to adhere to building regulations.

Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:  “We are reforming the planning system and cutting out unnecessary bureaucracy to give small business owners the freedom they need to adapt and evolve, and to renew our town centres with new enterprises and more housing.

“These changes will help transform boarded up, unused buildings safely into high quality homes at the heart of their communities. It will mean that families can add up to 2 storeys to their home, providing much needed additional space for children or elderly relatives as their household grows.”

Pubs, libraries, village shops and other buildings essential to communities will not be covered by these flexibilities, recognising these form part of the fabric of areas.

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david porter

10:18 AM, 21st July 2020, About 3 years ago

Some of the National Parks have withdrawn permitted development rights. Consequently you still have to go to planning. Guess what the people involved all live in the National Park and every council meeting permissions get denied. The worst type of nimbyism.
The world is that in the dead of night brown envelopes get exchanged in remote car parks? The old white fivers in brown envelopes, a Vanilla in Manila?


11:43 AM, 21st July 2020, About 3 years ago

Still trying to work out what Robert Jenrick is all about, beyond dog-like loyalty to his master Boris? Could turn out to be an empty suit if trouble looms?

Reluctant Landlord

12:03 PM, 21st July 2020, About 3 years ago

comments come from a man always in the background, yet holds a hell of a position. Oh the changes he COULD make! Instead, a great headline grabbing monologue, but the detail left to the nit picking termite sized mound of backroom Local Gvt Planning staff who's decisions are seemingly passed/rejected, but never on the basis of positively addressing the issues as to why the application was made in the first place!


14:02 PM, 21st July 2020, About 3 years ago

Got a lot of worries about these changes as opens the doors to some monstrosities being foisted upon people as even where strict planning laws have been in place some truly dreadful buildings have been constructed.
This light touch approach has echoes of what happening in Financial Services twenty years ago and we all know what happened in 2008.

Firoz Mohamed

9:37 AM, 25th July 2020, About 3 years ago

Does the 2 Storey build also apply to buildings with a shop on the ground floor and a Flat above the Shop and not in the busy area.

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