Moving up and out
A new regime set out in the budget last month will allow anyone who owns residential property in Greater London to build up to the level of their neighbour’s property. Whilst it won’t apply to flats or maisonettes and requires neighbours’ approval, this is a huge indication of the Government’s plans to further relax planning rules. We have already seen planning rules relaxed on house extensions and the right to convert certain commercial premises to residential by way of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015. Read more about these ‘Permitted Development Rights’ here.