Permitted development rights should be 'urgently revoked,' says LGA

A row of brick houses and a no entry sign
The LGA have criticised the government's decision to extend permitted development rights (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a removal of permitted development rights, particularly "those which permit the creation of new homes".

Following a consultation on the latest government changes to planning regulations, which extended permitted development rights, the group has responded saying: "There is no place in the current or future planning system for permitted development (PD) rights."

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