How to re-develop your home

Relaxed Planning Rules to Help Home Owners And Developers

The government is consulting on a proposal to create more relaxed planning rules to allow people to build larger extensions on their homes without having to seek planning permission.

Currently, large amounts of red tape could be preventing home owners from applying for planning permission, therefore hampering the building trade. There are also Government plans to do away with many of the obligations of developers to provide ‘Affordable Housing’ within new developments, if they prove that  with them the project would be commercially unviable.

These new relaxed planning rules would make it easier to install conservatories, loft extensions and bathrooms without the need for weeks of planning bureaucracy.

So how is this going to help the building trade?  There are real hopes that with relaxed planning rules, home owners will take the opportunity to use local trade men and business such as home furnishings to add value and space to their property. It is also expected that larger building projects that were previously commercially unviable will now be profitable and able to go ahead. As a solid surface supplier to the trade, Versital are confident this would improve sales still further.

Made to measure shower tray in bathroom extension.

These relaxed rules also apply to business premises as well. From shops, to bars and restaurants – all could benefit from being able to add new washroom facilities, bar areas or bigger eating areas. Versital bar tops could help make a fantastic edition to refurnished bars and restaurants.  Fingers crossed the government consultations go well!