Housing minister Christopher Pincher has laid regulations before Parliament to legislate that homes delivered through permitted development rights must have windows.
The shadows are about to lengthen across suburbia. Property owners are to be granted new rights to install extra storeys on housing blocks without planning permission in a government push to boost homeownership that appears likely to provoke furious neighbourhood debates.
Owners of flats in Neo Bankside development took action over viewing platform. Claimed privacy was being breached by visitors peering into flats from above. Judge today agreed that enjoying extensive views came at a cost to privacy. Viewing platform in new extension completed in 2016, four years after flats.
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