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This is for info for members here who may be in a position to take advantage of new permitted development rights legislation in England that has been published today and is due to come into force on 15 April 2015.

The legislation:

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

Explanatory memorandum:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/598/pdfs/uksiem_20150598_en.pdf

Here are some headline changes, but I stress the need to look at the relevant section in more detail because there are often qualifying conditions.

7.2 A new permitted development right, for a three year period, will allow storage
or distribution buildings
(B8) to change use to residential (C3). Up to
500m2 of floor space will be able to change to residential use.

7.3 A new permitted development right will allow amusement arcades/centres
and casinos, which are sui generis uses and so do not sit in any specific use
class, to change use to residential (C3) use and carry out associated building
works that are reasonably necessary to make this change. This will enable reuse
of existing buildings, support high streets and increase housing supply. Up
to 150 m2 of floor space will be able to change to residential use.

7.4 A permitted development right will extend the current right for larger
householder rear extensions
for a further 3 year period until 30th May 2019.
If any neighbour raises objections when they are notified of the proposal the
right is then subject to a prior approval as to the impact on the amenity of
adjoining premises.

7.5 A new permitted development right will allow the change of use from shops
(A1) to financial and professional services (A2) to help businesses adapt
more quickly to market changes and support high streets.

7.7 A new permitted development right will allow the change of use from shops
(A1), financial and professional services (A2), betting offices, pay day loan
shops
and casinos to restaurants and caf├ęs (A3) and for limited building
works to allow the installation of extraction and ventilation units, and for
waste storage and management.

7.8 A new permitted development right will allow the change of use from shops
(A1) and financial and professional services (A2) to assembly and leisure
uses
(D2), with an upper threshold of 200m2 of total floor space.

7.9 A new permitted development right will allow retailers to erect click and
collect facilities
within the curtilage of their existing shop, for example, on car
parks. One facility per retail premises may be erected. Any buildings will be
limited to 4 metres in height and a gross floor space of up to 20m2.

7.10 A new permitted development right will allow retailers to modify the size of
their existing shop loading bay
by up to 20% in any dimension.

7.12 A new permitted development right which will apply to the installation,
alteration or replacement of Solar Photovoltaics (PV) on the roofs of nondomestic
buildings
, up to a capacity of 1 Megawatt, subject to certain
limitations.

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Does the first one 7.2 relate to changing farm out buildings into residential property?

Interestingly this just came to auction with the following blurb (though it seems to contradict itself)

In 2014 the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) came into force. These proposals allows for a change of use of a former agricultural building into a dwellinghouse without the requirement for planning permission. The maximum number of properties that could be developed from these proposals must not exceed three. If permission were granted then it is anticipated that the building could be converted into a terrace of three units, each with a possible three bedrooms.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34097169.html

So, there is no requirement for planning permission...but then goes on to say 'if permission were granted' :wacko:

Interestingly, their last auction featured this...i posted on it at the time IIRC...they didnt seem to be able to live in it despite similar circumstances

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33392688.html

No end of dilapidated old barns around me that could be converted to houses...only problem is many of them are in the middle of fields and laying a half mile of road for one property, cabling, pipes, water would probably cost quite a bit.

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so i should buy my local arcade on the high street, bang up a few partition walls and create multilets/bedsits? im on it!

anybody want the space invaders/wonderboy/double dragon and pacman video games? they are funding my pertition wall empire!

No, but do you have an original Defender going cheap?

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