Permitted Development Rights – Planning

Town planners often remove permitted development rights when approving planning permission for certain developments.  This is often heavy handed and restricts the developer and future owners to making improvements including to improve the environmental performance of a property.  It restricts addition of renewable energy generation schemes including solar panels, wind turbines and solid fuel burners (where additional flues/chimneys are required).

My suggestion is to ensure that planning officers, committees and authorities cannot remove all permitted development rights from property developments out of a matter of course and have to follow strict guidance when applying any restrictions, and that restrictions can only be applied after approval by the Planning Inspectorate

Furthermore, limited permitted development rights should be granted to listed buildings, following strict guidance.

Planningguidanceshould come from central government and local interpretation should be reduced.  More powershouldbe given to parish councils to have their say in planning approvals.

Why is this idea important?

Town planners often remove permitted development rights when approving planning permission for certain developments.  This is often heavy handed and restricts the developer and future owners to making improvements including to improve the environmental performance of a property.  It restricts addition of renewable energy generation schemes including solar panels, wind turbines and solid fuel burners (where additional flues/chimneys are required).

My suggestion is to ensure that planning officers, committees and authorities cannot remove all permitted development rights from property developments out of a matter of course and have to follow strict guidance when applying any restrictions, and that restrictions can only be applied after approval by the Planning Inspectorate

Furthermore, limited permitted development rights should be granted to listed buildings, following strict guidance.

Planningguidanceshould come from central government and local interpretation should be reduced.  More powershouldbe given to parish councils to have their say in planning approvals.