Two-Storey Extensions to be Fast-Tracked Under New Permitted Development Rules From This Week

Permitted Development rights change
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The extension of Permitted Development rights this week means that homeowners can now extend upwards to add another storey - or two storeys in some cases – to their homes.

The new Permitted Development rights came into effect into Monday 31 August, and applications to extend up will now be fast-tracked through the planning process. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.