The planning reforms have led to resistance among Conservative and Labour councillors, who plan to push back against the proposals
The government’s planning reforms need to do more to preserve nature, as an analysis finds the new measures will damage green spaces
Under Permitted Development rights you can extend by up to two additional storeys, but this requires significant structural planning
Two-storey extensions will be allowed under Permitted Development rights providing prior approval is granted
The Paragraph 79 clause of the National Planning Policy Framework, and its previous guises of PPS7 and PPG7, allows new homes to be built in the countryside, including in the green belt. We explain how it works
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