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Tory council set to defy relaxed planning rules

A Conservative council is set to defy the government over a relaxation of planning rules for building extensions.

The proposals, covering England and intended to boost the economy, will allow larger home and business extensions without planning permission.

But amid fears of a rash of ugly extensions, Richmond council officials in south-west London are considering ways to circumvent the policy.

Ross Hawkins reports.

  • 20 Sep 2012
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