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Reform of the Planning System


The Department of Environment Food and Agriculture,  with the Cabinet Office,  has launched a consultation  to seek views on proposed changes to secondary legislation to enable certain types of development to take place without the need for a specific planning application (sometimes called 'Permitted Development').  The details can be found at https://consult.gov.im/environment-food-and-agriculture/reform-of-the-planning-system-proposed-amendments/

 

The closing  date  for  comments   is the  30th March  2020

 

Part 1  of the consultation focusses on minor alterations to existing sites and buildings (outside

Conservation Areas) which could help to reduce carbon emissions, including:

•   Air Source Heat Pumps;

•    Electric Vehicle Charging Points;

•    Replacement Conservatory Roofs;

•    Solar Panels; and

•    Cycle Shelters.

 

A proposed clarification  in relation to household extensions and parking is also proposed.

 

Part  2 of the consultation proposes improvements to the changes of use which are allowed as permitted development including:

•    expanding some of the town centre areas (within Castletown, Onchan and Port Erin) covered by

Permitted Development for changes of use; and

•    clarifying the requirements for windows with an outlook for changes to flats.

 

 

Comments can be submitted  via the Consultation Hub alternatively, comments can be made by post or

e•mail planning@gov.im

 

If you wish to discuss the consultation prior to making any response, please contact the Planning Team by Telephone 685950 or email planning@gov.im.  

 

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