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Planning reform rebellion

The Government appeared to fail in its attempts to appease Conservative MPs over plans to relax the rules on home extensions, with its Commons majority being cut to 27.

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Planning reforms would allow 20ft home extensions

The Government's proposed planning reforms would allow homeowners with detached houses to build a single-storey extension of up to 26ft without the need for planning permission

Home-owners with any other house will be able to extend to 19ft.

The government's proposed planning reforms will face a vote tonight. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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