Government to consult on right to extend upward

Upward index

News comes despite onslaught of opposition to permitted development

The government has announced a consultation on extending permitted development rights to allow property owners to extend buildings upward.

Proposals include plans to “permit people to build up on existing buildings rather than build out to use more precious land and give councils greater powers to deliver the garden communities of the future”.

Speaking ahead of the full announcement, James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, acknowledged the need “to be smarter on how we use land and the space available… prioritising brownfield but also looking at land that’s already been built on.”

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