Permitted development consultation - back garden extensions and conservatories

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3180
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Last year the Government increased the size limits allowed for rear garden extensions and conservatories within permitted development rights. Originally these changes were introduced for a period of three years, however, only a year in, the Government now intends to make these changes permanent. Given your earlier concerns about the potential impact on local amenity, including the loss of garden land and on neighbours, will you condemn this proposal?

Answer

Answer for Permitted development consultation - back garden extensions and conservatories

Answer for Permitted development consultation - back garden extensions and conservatories

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In responding to the Government's consultation, I suggested these rights should not be made permanent and stressed the need to consider the cummulative impacts of this proposal in terms of the loss of garden land and impacts on residential character and amenity, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable drainage, whilst also recognising the need to support the economy and enable households to adapt their homes to meet their changing requirements.