Permitted Development Rights review - phase 3: consultation analysis

Analysis of responses to a public consultation on phase 3 of our programme to review and extend permitted development rights (PDR).


1 MCS 020 – the Planning Standard for Permitted Development Installations of Wind Turbines and Air Source Heat Pumps on Domestic Premises – is available at the MCS website.

2 As noted in section 2.6 with respect to flues for domestic heating systems, PDR which allow improvements, additions or alterations to the exterior of dwellinghouses (class 2B) and buildings containing flats (class 4A) do so within a ‘1 metre bubble’.

3 The document is available on the UK Government website. The paragraph cited is 3.10.150.

4 The guidance is available on the CAA website.

5 Available at the Heriot-Watt University Research Gateway.

6 On 7 June 2023, the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity announced that Scotland’s DRS will be delayed until at least October 2025. More details are available at the Scottish Government website.

7 Available from Transport Scotland’s website.

8 Analysis identified three different forms of standard text that was being used.



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