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Housing: Planning Permission

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what standards will be applied to development rights for single family dwellings in (a) conservation areas and densely built-up urban areas and (b) modern, low density suburban areas; (163409)

(2) whether single family dwellings in conservation areas will be exempted from the change in the development rights as set out in Changes to Permitted Development, Consultation Paper 2: Permitted Development Rights for Householders.

The Department is considering the responses to the consultation paper on permitted development rights for householders, including the response from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea which addresses the issue of permitted development rights for houses in conservation areas. The Government will announce its decision on this issue soon.