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.
A West Bromwich office block is to be converted into residential accommodation following its sale to a private investor for £2.1m.
Government proposals to extend upwards and convert commercial properties into dwellings by extending permitted development rights will result in poor-quality development and see public services suffer.
The 18-acre former Eatons Transmission site in Salford has been sold, paving the way for a housing development.
Government proposals that use blanket planning permissions, or permitted development rights, to bypass local scrutiny to deliver housing in England put quality and affordability at risk, it is claimed.
A former production and warehouse site in West Yorkshire has been acquired for an undisclosed sum.
Turning ex-retail premises into residential property will give High Streets in the UK a new lease of life, boosting landlords, new research suggests.
A brownfield development site in Nottingham which agents say will “regenerate the area and give residents the opportunity to live on the doorstep of a nature reserve” is up for sale.
A planning application has been submitted for the transformation of a former office building in Horsforth into a new £5m apartment development.
Coventry’s former Co-Op building is proving to be a hit with buyers with more than half the apartments already sold.
A 26,000 sq ft former office block in Mansfield has been sold for a seven-figure sum to a residential developer.
A property investment firm has now completed the sale of a city centre building which has planning permission in place to be replaced with a 37-storey tower.
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