PD Rights For Airspace Development

PD Rights For Airspace Development

Building new floors on top of existing buildings has long since been a method of creating additional accommodation from previously developed sites. As of the 1st August 2020, this process will become more streamlined as some purpose-built blocks of flats will benefit from permitted development rights to be extended upwards by up to two storeys, to create new homes without the need for planning permission.

We have been co-ordinating the development and sale of “airspaces” for many years and this relaxation in planning requirements will undoubtedly see an increase in this type of transaction. Our planning and agency teams can advise on:

  • Optimising legal structures for sales via building leases or freehold sales
  • Delivering permitted development approvals in accordance with new legislation
  • Sales / JV structures to specialist airspace developers

If you own a property which may benefit from this new legislation, or you are a developer interested in acquiring airspace opportunities, please contact us.


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