Summary of the new Permitted Development Rights to boost homes construction
Following the many announcement by the Housing Minister in the last few weeks (posted here), a summary of the new permitted development rights that have been created and when they will come into effect:
Came into force 1st August 2020
Construction of up to two storeys of flats above purpose-built blocks of flats built between 1948 and 2018 under the newly created PART 20, Class A (New dwellinghouses on detached blocks of flats).
For more information click here.
To come into force 31st August 2020
New permitted development to extend your home upwards outside of conservation areas and built post 1948. Subject to a number of conditions. For more information on the new GPDO Part 1, Class AA click here.
New Prior Approval routes to build new flats:
Class AA: Construction of up to two storeys of flats above detached commercial and mixed-use buildings
Class AB: Construction of up to two storeys of flats above terraces of commercial and mixed-use buildings
Class AC: Construction of up to two storeys of flats above terraces of dwellings
Class AD: Construction of up to two storeys of flats above detached buildings in residential house
Class ZA: Demolition of purpose built-block of flats or commercial building (in B1 use) to construct a block of flats or a detached house.
If you are planning to develop your property and think you might be able to use these new PD rights or looking to object to a proposed development using these rights, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.
Authored by Thomas Tinel.