RIBA President, Alan Jones, said:
“I’m pleased to see the Government recognising the contribution of the built environment to tackling climate change, and the advice to retain key design consultants through the planning process in the Planning Practice Guidance. However, moves to create a planning system that works for society are undermined by the proposal to extend Permitted Development Rights. The RIBA will continue to urge the Government to seriously consider this move, which will only lead to more homes that sidestep vital quality and environmental standards, and inhibit any plans to incite a ‘green housing revolution’”.
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