Permitted development rights

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5548
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Research by Planning magazine found London boroughs received 2,005 prior approval applications to convert offices to homes under the permitted development right between May 2013 and July 2014. Are you surprised by the high level of conversions proposed?

Answer

Answer for Permitted development rights

Answer for Permitted development rights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No, I am not surprised. I have been monitoring  the impact of this permitted development right since its introduction in May 2013.  I have used this data to support my objection to the Government's proposal to make permanent the temporary permitted development right and extend it to all of London.