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Permitted Development Rights

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 50986, tabled on 17 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has plans to undertake a review of the impact of changes to Permitted Development rules over the last ten years on the quality of new build homes.

Answered on

22 September 2021

Independent research into the quality standard of homes delivered through permitted development rights was undertaken in 2019. The research is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/quality-standard-of-homes-delivered-through-change-of-use-permitted-development-rights

We now require all homes delivered under permitted development rights to meet Nationally Described Space Standards, and that adequate natural light be provided in habitable rooms.

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