New Planning Rules Will Apply To Scilly

hugh town centre 3The islands’ Council has failed in an attempt to stop so called ‘permitted development’ rights being applied to Scilly.

The government has extended the scheme to allow owners of office space to use it as residential accommodation without requesting permission. They believe this will boost the economy by encouraging building work.

The Council put forward their case for an exemption, claiming that the loss of commercial space could adversely affect our local economy.

The government assessed the objection and felt the islands case wasn’t strong enough.

Any major changes to the physical structure would still need consent.

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