Permitted Development Rights Extended

Permitted Development Rights Extended

Permitted development rights, which were due to expire in May 2016, will now be made permanent.

The Government announced on 13th October 2015 new measures that will make it easier to turn underused and neglected office buildings into new homes.

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said “The measures will mean we can tap into the potential of underused buildings to offer new homes for first-time buyers and families long into the future, breathing new life into neighbourhoods and at the same time protecting our precious green belt.”

First introduced in 2013, temporary permitted development rights have enabled offices to be converted to new homes without having to apply for planning permission.

These rights were set to expire on 30 May 2016, however, the Government have announced that these permitted development rights will now be made permanent.

In addition those who already have permission will have three years in which to complete the change of use – ending potential uncertainty for developers and enabling the development of much needed homes.

Kingsbury are market-leaders in the management, sale and development of PD schemes, having already completed sales in excess of 1,000 units.

To discuss how we can add value to your PD scheme, please contact or call 020 7183 2529.


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