Oh dear – Daily Fail says “families” will be able to add 2-storey extensions to properties, but what they really mean is “DEVELOPERS, SPECULATORS and BUY TO LET LANDLORDS – oh and families … ”
“Families will be able to add two storeys to their homes without planning permission under reforms to be unveiled today.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick will announce the move in a package of measures tearing up ‘outdated and bureaucratic’ planning laws.
The proposal, affecting owners of detached properties, was first floated by Mr Jenrick’s predecessor Sajid Javid 18 months ago.
It was originally aimed principally at town centres and would have still [have] required light-touch planning approval.
But under the new plans, families will be able to build up to two storeys using permitted development rights – the same system used for small extensions and loft conversions.
The right will be afforded first to purpose-built blocks of flats, but will eventually be rolled out to all detached properties. …”