Permitted Development Rights (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th May 2021.

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

How will you support councils to protect their high streets from having retail outlets converted to housing under new Permitted Development Rights?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am working with London Councils and Local Planning Authorities across the capital and with the High Streets for All Mission Co-ordination Group (part of the London Recovery Board governance structures) to ensure that the impacts of the Government’s new permitted development rights on London’s high streets are mitigated as far as possible.

I intend to produce a strategic evidence report which will provide support for councils seeking to introduce targeted Article 4 Directions to remove the new permitted development rights in London’s vibrant commercial, business and cultural areas, including the Central Activities Zone, the Northern Isle of Dogs, town centres and high street locations. This will complement the local evidence produced by individual councils for their areas.