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Planning Rules Around Short-Term Holiday Lets In England Could Be Changing

14th April 2023

Ministers have launched a consultation on plans to introduce a new use class for short-term holiday lets governing how this type of holiday accommodation can be used before planning permission is required, alongside proposals for associated permitted development rights.

Announcing the consultation, Housing Secretary Michael Gove recognised that tourism brought economic benefits to local areas but added: “I’m determined that we ensure that more people have access to local homes at affordable prices, and that we prioritise families desperate to rent or buy a home of their own close to where they work.”

If you currently run a short-term holiday let business and are concerned about if the proposed changes would affect you or you’re thinking of starting a business, we can help guide you through the current system before any changes take place and advise on what those changes might mean for you and your business in the future.

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