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Upward extensions in London

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Government response to the consultation on upward extensions in London

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Government response to the upwards extensions in London consultation which sought views on proposals to deliver more homes in London by allowing a limited number of additional storeys on existing buildings through a permitted development right, local development orders or development plan policies.

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Summary

We are seeking views on proposals to increase housing supply in London by building upwards while protecting open spaces and the green belt.

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Consultation description

This consultation proposes 3 complementary ways to encourage building upwards, by adding a limited number of storeys to existing buildings.

These 3 proposals could work together to incentivise house building in the capital:

  • a London-wide permitted development right, with a prior approval, for up to 2 additional storeys, up to the roofline of an adjoining building
  • planning policies in the London Plan to support upward extensions for new homes
  • boroughs making local development orders to grant planning permission to extend upwards for all or part of their area, or for particular types of buildings

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Consultation on upward extensions in London

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Published 18 February 2016
Last updated 7 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added summary of responses and government response.
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