NALC raises permitted development rights at the Rural Insight Forum
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Rural Insight Forum on 25 August 2023.
The forum discussed the current consultation on extending permitted development rights, which seeks views on nature-based solutions, farm efficiency projects and diversification. The meeting also provided an opportunity to raise with senior government officials concerns about the proposals' impact on high streets, loss of democratic control of the planning system and the importance of resourcing planning departments adequately. NALC will respond to the consultation through its Policy Committee.
NALC also highlighted its recently launched dedicated webpage on planning.