Industry body campaigns to remove permitted development rights entirely

Overhead shot of a housing development
The Royal Town Planning Institute has called for the removal of permitted development rights (Image credit: Getty Images)

A major industry campaign has started against permitted development rights, led by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). 

They have written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government and the letter is backed by 15 other organisations, including the Local Government Association (LGA), Shelter, and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). 

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.