Planning barristers are not exactly known for their pranks. The legislation they have to deal with on a day-to-day basis is fairly dry, so opportunities for humour are somewhat limited.

Killian Garvey LinkedIn post

You can imagine the surprise, then, when a planning barrister at Kings Chambers managed to pull the wool over the eyes of LinkedIn’s planning community with his April Fool’s Day high jinks.

“I have just been reliably informed that from 1 September the Government are going to be removing absolutely all permitted development rights for good!” posted Killian Garvey.

“I cannot believe that All Permissive Rights I’ve Liked Fall Out Of Line Suddenly.”

Property Eye understands that one of its hacks was midway through typing up an email asking the government for comment before he spelled out the acronym and got the joke….