Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of new housing units created through permitted development rights.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

In response to concerns raised in respect of the quality of some of the homes delivered through permitted development rights we now require adequate natural light to be provided in habitable rooms. All homes built under permitted development rights are required to meet Building Regulations.

The independent research informing our review has been published and is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/quality-standard-of-homes-delivered-through-change-of-use-permitted-development-rights

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