The Budget and planning

The Budget was announced on 19 March and included a raft of planning-related announcements. The government yet again intends to ‘improve and streamline the planning system’.

One of the main announcements was that the government has confirmed plans to review the General Permitted Development Order (as applicable to England) and introduce a new three-tier regime.

It is intended by the government that the new approach would use permitted development rights for small-scale changes, prior approval rights for development requiring consideration of specific issues, with planning permission for the largest development…

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