Following previous consultation, measures will be bought forward to support high streets and deliver more homes.  There will be new and amended permitted development rights for change of use to office and residential and a permanent right to erect longer, single storey extensions to dwelling houses with a proportionate fee.

Despite previous intentions that were outlined, the right to change use from storage to a residential use using permitted development will not be extended and ceases on 10 June 2019.

Ministers intend to take forward a permitted development right to extend upwards certain existing buildings in commercial and residential use to deliver additional homes.

Engagement is taking place to consider the right to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and replaced with homes.  The government is considering the design standards associated with the conversion of buildings to residential use to increase the standard of homes delivered.

The government has also published several new pieces of legislation in preparation for when the UK leaves the EU.  These amend Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulation and legislation on the conservation of habitats and species.