IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Legal challenge to PD expansion fails’

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features Building on recent Permitted Development (PD) changes where legal challenges have failed, but appeals are planned.

…high court rules in favour of planning deregulation…

…Campaigners have failed in a high court legal challenge…

Building writes:

Campaigners pledge appeal as high court rules in favour of planning deregulation.

Campaigners have failed in a high court legal challenge to overturn the government’s extension of permitted development rights introduced over the summer.

Campaign group Rights Community Action launched a judicial review in August of the new rights, which came in to force in September, allowing developers to extend homes upwards and demolish and rebuild existing commercial properties as houses.

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