An application has been made to add additional floors above an existing block of flats on Victoria Way in Charlton.
Recently introduced permitted rights rules now allow building owners to add additional floors if a building is at least three floors in height. The original block was built over a decade ago which also meets criteria for extending.
The rule change means those living on the top floor of many blocks have little say, and is something to consider if buying a flat in an existing block. Many previous planning requirements have been ditched.
A document submitted to Greenwich Council states:
“The building is exactly the sort of building and site that the new legislation was created for, and it meets the criteria set out under the new Town and Country (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 for the addition of two floors.”
In recent months other similar plans have been made in Woolwich and east Greenwich.
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