Lib Dems: Drop relaxed planning laws

Robyn Hall

September 26, 2012

At their Brighton conference today Liberal Democrat delegates voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion that called on the “Coalition Government to withdraw proposals” to relax planning regulations.

They told ministers that the proposals would “blight [people’s homes], threaten their privacy and reduce the value of their homes”.

Ministers unveiled plans on September 6 to double the size of home extensions that can be built without planning permission, to 6m (19ft) beyond the back wall of a semi-detached house, or 8m (26ft) in the case of a detached house.

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