Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, recently announced new rules to planning following the PM's £5bn pledge to "Build, build, build" as part of the government's economic fight against Covid-19.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new regulations that will see buildings and land changing use without planning permission, with a policy paper due in July outlining how ‘England’s seven-decade-old planning system will be reformed for modern society’.
‘Rabbit-hutch’ flats could be crammed into repurposed office spaces
Research by the Local Government Association (LGA) suggests that communities have potentially lost out on 13,500 affordable homes in the past four years as a result of permitted development rules, says LGA.
A London office block is to be turned into apartments, and some could be just 4 metres by 4 metres
Plans to turn a vacant office block in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter into 77 apartments have been given the green light by the City Council.
Property owners are to be given the chance to make their properties bigger by up to two storeys in a bid to make planning laws less bureaucratic and outdated, while more money is to be committed to infrastructure, it has been announced.
Disused historic building in towns and cities in England could be transformed into homes as part of a Government plan to revitalise 69 High Streets.
Sixty-nine areas to benefit from scheme designed to breathe new life into high streets
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that an additional 50 towns will benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund.
Despite having the backing of the Government, the number of retail to residential conversions have fallen by 17% in the last year in England, new figures suggest.
The extension of permitted development rights to allow high street conversions to offices and homes is to come into effect on 25 May.
A former industrial site is to be transformed with the construction of 151 houses.
Lovell Midlands has been given the green light to develop brownfield land in Steelhouse Lane, Monmore Green, Wolverhampton with a £2.5m scheme providing a mix of homes to buy or rent.
Proposals for a 450-home development on a former steelworks site near Wrexham have been unveiled.
Permitted development rules which allow offices and industrial buildings to be converted into homes without planning permission would be scrapped under a Labour Government.
Secretary of State yesterday committed to a broader review of this controversial type of Permitted Development conversion.
Planners are calling on the Government to drop proposals that would add homes to High Streets without developers having to apply for planning permission.
City centres are in danger of becoming ghost towns as shopping habits change, a committee of MPs has warned.
The site of a popular Chinese restaurant on the edge of Leeds city centre has been sold for £5.4m per acre and with plans to develop it into an 11-storey residential block.
There is around eight million square meters of vacant space in town and city centres across the UK, a third of which could be used to deliver 45,000 new homes, according to a new report.
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