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Important News – As of 15th April 2015 the following Permitted development rights have been extended

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Extension, for a further 3 years, of the existing permitted development right for larger householder rear extensions (now available until 30 May 2019); See image above of a large rear extension given permission under this legislation

Temporary, for 3 years, permitted development right to allow up to 500sqm of storage and distribution buildings to change to residential. Additional requirements are that the building must have been in B8 use for 4 years and in use or last used as B8 on or before 19 March 2014;

Betting shops and pay day loan shops removed from A2 and become sui generis. Premises that have previously changed to betting shop or pay day loan shop under Class D temporary permitted development right retain their original use class and will revert to that at the end of the temporary two year period;

Permitted development for retailers to erect click and collect facilities within curtilage of existing premises. Only one is permitted per retail premises and is limited to 4m high and gross floor space of 20sqm;

Permitted development for the temporary filming for commercial film making inside existing buildings and outside on sites of up to 1.5 hectares. The right is limited for 9 months in any 27 month rolling period.

A point that should be clarified is that the temporary permitted development rights from office to residential will still expire and the end of May 2016

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