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Home owners take advantage of 'no permission' planning rules




Dozens of home owners in Fenland have taken advantage of new laws allowing them to build bigger extensions without planning permission, new figures show.

Dozens of homeowners in Fenland have built extensions under 'no permission needed' planning rules. (11718073)
Dozens of homeowners in Fenland have built extensions under 'no permission needed' planning rules. (11718073)

Controversial temporary planning rules known as permitted development rights are now set to become permanent, following a government announcement in May.

The rules allow homeowners to build single-storey extensions of up to 8m across without a full planning application being considered by the council.


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