If true, there seems to be no end in sight to the constant flow of corrosive tinkering this government wishes to impose on the planning system all in the name of increasing the housing supply.
All such extensions are likely to do in many places, is create fertile ground for a rash of HMOs. In other areas, ‘castellation’ of the street scene, as every other property gets an extra bit added, could easily give us our own versions of the Brazilian slums we all saw during the Olympics.
Add a storey PD rights? Its not the law that fixes building heights- rather than a discretionary DC based system that doesnt permit ‘as of right’ upzoning – possibly this is what they mean – further shifts to a zoning based system.
MINISTERS want to throw out height limits to erect a new generation of tall houses and flats in the biggest planning overhaul in 70 years.
Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid wants a major relaxation of strict practices that stop new homes being built higher than their surrounding buildings.
In another controversial move, the Cabinet minister also wants to review rules on light that stop building if neighbouring homes are cast in shadow.
The moves are part of “a very radical” new planning blueprint being drawn up to solve Britain’s spiralling housing crisis “once…
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