Mapped: London office-to-residential prior approval applications

Maps produced using data compiled for Planning's investigation into the take-up of new rules allowing offices to be converted into homes without planning permission clearly show the areas experiencing the most activity in London.

Hotspots: Croydon status as an office-to-residential hotspot is confirmed by Planning's analysis
Hotspots: Croydon status as an office-to-residential hotspot is confirmed by Planning's analysis

The heat map above shows the locations where the greatest number of units are contained in approved office-to-residential prior approval applications. The data is based on an analysis of the units contained prior approval applications received by London boroughs between May 2013 and July 2014.

Croydon, where approved office conversion applications contain in excess of 2,500 units, appears as a red blob to the south of the city centre. Other office conversion hotspots identifiable on the map are Hounslow in the west of London, Harrow in north-west London and Camden and Archway in north London.

The interactive map below shows the status of 2,000 office-to-residential prior approval applications received by London boroughs between May 2013 and July 2014. Click on a pin to view the status of the application, the borough in which it is located, and a description of the proposal, including the number of units proposed, if stated.



COLOUR KEY

Green: Application approved

Red: Application refused

Orange: Pending

Purple: Withdrawn

A further extended report with comprehensive application and appeal analysis as well as an office-to-residential toolkit for local authorities and consultants will soon be released by DCS COMPASS Online and Planning magazine. To register your interest please email dcs@haymarket.com.


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