80% of commercial premises on English high streets could be lost under new planning rules, new TCPA and UCL research has revealed.
New changes to permitted development rights could lead to essential services in local communities being “wiped out”, the RTPI has warned.
Recent changes to PDRs appear to “fatally undermine” councils’ ability to shape their communities, the HCLG Committee has warned.
The HCLG Committee says it is “unpersuaded” that current government proposals will make the planning system quicker and more democratic.
“Nowhere near” enough planning permissions are being granted to meet the government’s housing ambitions, a report by Lichfields has found.