Jump forward a few months.
Eric has changed the GPDO and gives people new rights for bigger extensions. Lets park whether its temporary or permanent change for now because I really cant contemplate the complexities of start dates/substantial completion etc just yet.
[Insert name] Council makes an Art4(1) direction removing the new rights which presumably would be defined and limited in the amended ClassA/ParaA1(e)(i) etc.
Eric has to approve the Art 4(1)
In a leap of faith he has a hot flush, signs it off thinking its a further amendment to the Advert regs for flags and bingo [insert council] now has control in one stroke over the majority of regularly used rights to extend under class A.
So now, nearly all householder extension apps require a formal application. In urban boroughs these run into many hundreds if not thousands each year. All now requiring formal planning permission. Cant secure CLOPUD so not even 50% of former fee income. Suddenly the entire householder team is working for virtually no fee income.
"lets make an LDO re-instating the old PD rights".
Which of course Eric has to approve.
End of debate.
to be resumed Art (4(2) directions.