WATCH: Steve McCabe MP introduces 10 Minute Rule Bill in House of Commons to #ProtectOurHomes

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The Protection of Family Homes (enforcement and permitted development) 10 Minute Rule Bill will:

-          Require the Department for Communities and Local Government to produce clearer guidance for Planning Authorities on when enforcement action should be taken and local authorities will need to produce an enforcement plan. ‎

-          The Bill will introduce a right of appeal when a planning authority decides not to take enforcement action‎

-           The Bill will also set out the requirement for extensions built under permitted development to be independently checked against building regulations to ensure they are safe to live in

-          Introduce new powers for planning authorities to fine developers who breach planning law as a deterrent when enforcement action is not considered ‘expedient’

 

The Bill will receive its Second Reading in January

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