Add a storey PD rights? Its not the law that fixes building heights- rather than a discretionary DC based system that doesnt permit ‘as of right’ upzoning – possibly this is what they mean – further shifts to a zoning based system.
MINISTERS want to throw out height limits to erect a new generation of tall houses and flats in the biggest planning overhaul in 70 years.
Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid wants a major relaxation of strict practices that stop new homes being built higher than their surrounding buildings.
In another controversial move, the Cabinet minister also wants to review rules on light that stop building if neighbouring homes are cast in shadow.
The moves are part of “a very radical” new planning blueprint being drawn up to solve Britain’s spiralling housing crisis “once and for all”, The Sun has been told.
Under it, councils will be ordered to come up with new five year plans for housing quotas in areas where people want to live – or face Whitehall enforcing building sites on them.
But it could also spark a major fight between the government and Tory backbenchers who represent leafy countryside seats.
A senior government source told The Sun: “Some of our planning rules have been around since almost the end of World War Two.