How ministers' proposed new freedom to demolish offices for homes could play out

Developers are showing a keen appetite for the government's proposed permitted development right allowing the demolition of commercial buildings for homes, but practitioners say council concerns are likely to prompt a complicated prior approval process.

by Mark Wilding
Demolition options: government consultation proposes new permitted development rights to knock down commercial buildings and replace with homes
Demolition options: government consultation proposes new permitted development rights to knock down commercial buildings and replace with homes

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