Three developments have occurred in the fight to get the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) changes and associate Use classifications reconsidered.
The Select Committee for Housing, Communities and Local Government is conducting a short examination of the changes to PDRs. The Society has submitted written evidence to the consultation questions posed by the committee
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), representing 175,000 professionals in planning, design and development have expressed serious concerns on the changes being adopted by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This has culminated in a letter to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Society attended a Webinar held by Civic Voice, the national body for Civic Trusts, to discuss changes to PDR’s and Use classification. Circa 30-40 Civic Trusts were at the virtual meeting. All agreed that the changes were dangerous and undermined the planning system.
Help us make Guildford better
We want our town to be vibrant, attractive and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.
Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.
Getting involved allows the society to continue its work. We welcome new members, from every age and background. Membership provides an opportunity for you to contribute to the continued health of the town and surrounding area, and to meet other people who care about Guildford.