CLG announces new permitted development rights

The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has published proposals for the extension of permitted development rights to allow:

  • Shops and financial and professional services premises to change use to a single dwelling;
  • Existing buildings of up to 150 sq. metres used for agricultural purposes to change to residential use;
  • Retail uses to change to banks and building societies;
  • Premises used as offices, hotels, residential and non-residential institutions and leisure and assembly to change use to nurseries providing child care;
  • Buildings of up to 500 sq. metres used for agriculture to be used for a new state funded school or a nursery providing child care.

The proposals are open for consultation until 15th October 2013.

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