DCLG 'set to soften conversion plans'

Rumours are continuing to circulate that ministers will water down plans to relax rules on changing offices into flats by including the proposals in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) rather than introducing them via secondary legislation.

by Sarah Townsend and Greg Pitcher
Nido Kings Cross: this former office block in central London has been converted into flats, commercial space and retail units. Ian Bottle photo
Nido Kings Cross: this former office block in central London has been converted into flats, commercial space and retail units. Ian Bottle photo

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