Consultation outcome

Reusing existing buildings: permitted development rights

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New opportunities for sustainable development and growth through the reuse of existing buildings: summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses outlining measures the government is bringing forward to relax planning regulations to enable better use of existing buildings.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 3 July 2012 12:00am to
11 September 2012 11:45pm

Summary

Consultation outlining measures to relax planning regulations to enable better use of existing buildings.

Documents

New opportunities for sustainable development and growth through the reuse of existing buildings: consultation

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Consultation description

The consultation outlines action the government is proposing in the following areas:

  • to create permitted development rights to assist change of use from existing buildings used for agricultural purposes to uses supporting rural growth
  • to increase the thresholds for permitted development rights for change of use between B1 (business/office) and B8 (warehouse) classes and from B2 (industry) to B1 and B8
  • to introduce a permitted development right to allow the temporary use for 2 years, where the use is low impact, without the need for planning permission
  • to provide C1 (hotels, boarding and guest houses) permitted development rights to convert to C3 (dwelling houses) without the need for planning permission and
  • to consider if any updates or amendments are needed to the existing descriptions within the use classes order

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