Last updated: 22 Feb 2016
- Consulting body:
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Period of consultation:
- Runs from 1 February 2016 to 15 April 2016
- CML action:
- Response submitted
The DCLG in partnership with the Mayor of London has published a consultation on upwards extensions in London. They are seeking views on three proposals to increase housing supply in the capital by allowing a limited number of additional storeys to be built up to the roofline of an adjoining building through permitted development rights, local development orders or development plan policies. The proposals are designed to deliver new homes.
The CML has responded to the consultation (see the downloads section below).
In principle, greater freedom to build upwards, on existing premises could be a viable option to increase housing supply and while we have no strong views on delivery options, our members highlighted the need to consider impacts of proposed extension such as loss of amenity; the need to monitor building quality and space standards, and the method of construction.