Back garden development (2)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Are you concerned that requiring local authorities to handle decisions on back garden extensions without collecting fees for doing so puts planning departments even further in financially precarious positions? Do you also agree that enforcement of unlawful development will become even more difficult?


Answer for Back garden development (2)

Answer for Back garden development (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As noted in my response to MQ1680/ 2013, implementation of the new arrangements with regard to permitted development rights is a borough matter. However, if implementation proves to raise strategic issues, I will take these up with Government and suggest practical solutions.