Briefing: Fleshwounds from a silver bullet? Counting the cost of the unforeseen consequences of permitted development

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
May 28, 2019
Author
John Hart LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • effect on planning
  • Housing standards
  • what does it cost?
Categories
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning
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