Permitted development

Permitted development is an aspect of Town and country planning in the United Kingdom which allows property developers and private individuals to build on, or change the use of, a plot of land or to redevelop an existing building in certain circumstances without obtaining planning permission.

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 has empowered Local Authorities in Great Britain to create their own permitted development rights in certain circumstances by means of a Local Development Order.

Permitted development rights can also be removed from properties by local authorities, either through "Article 4" Directions (usually made within residential parts of Conservation Areas), or when a conditional planning permission is granted for a development.

What is considered to be permitted development in England and Wales is set out in the following Statutory Instruments:-

External links

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2008

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