Why permitted development rule changes would herald a flood of residential conversions

From August, a vastly increased range of properties will be able to convert to residential use without submission of a planning application, according to government plans. Commentators predict that the freedom would be widely used, but would strip council planners of the ability to shape their areas.

by David Blackman
Image: bongo vongo / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Image: bongo vongo / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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