PPS7 – Addendum Safeguarding Character of Established Residential Areas
This document is a second addendum to PPS 7 ‘Quality Residential Environments’ and must be read in conjunction with the policies contained within this PPS and within the previous addendum – ‘Residential Extensions and Alterations’ (published in March 2008). The addendum provides additional planning policies on the protection of local character, environmental quality and residential amenity within established residential areas, villages and smaller settlements. It also sets out regional policy on the conversion of existing buildings to flats or apartments. In addition, the addendum contains policy to promote greater use of permeable paving within new residential developments to reduce the risk of flooding from surface water run–off.