Permitted Development Rights Contents



1 Introduction

Our inquiry

Structure of our report

2 The role of permitted development in the planning system

Permitted development and the use class system

Support for PDR as a means of speeding up non-controversial planning applications

PDRs for change of use to residential

Relationship to wider planning reforms

Local plans

Community engagement

3 Impact on local authorities

The role of local authorities in shaping communities

How local planning authorities can control permitted development

4 Impact on high streets and town centres

New use class E

New class MA permitted development right

5 Housing

The contribution of PDR to increasing housing supply

Quality of housing

Space and natural light

Amenity and outdoor space

Inappropriate location

Housing mix

Use as temporary accommodation

Trade-off between quantity and quality

Section 106 agreement and the Community Infrastructure Levy

Proposed new Infrastructure Levy

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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