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Retail & Town Centres In Depth

The biggest permissions: November 2020-January 2021

The biggest permissions: November 2020-January 2021

The largest housing, commercial, industrial, retail and leisure schemes consented this winter

The implications of the latest commercial-to-residential permitted development right

The implications of the latest commercial-to-residential permitted development right

Commentators from across the planning and development sectors have expressed alarm about a proposed new permitted development right allowing a range of high street commercial uses to convert to housing, predicting far-reaching consequences for both local authorities trying to plan their town centres and property owners.

How developers and councils are responding to the new town centre use class

How developers and councils are responding to the new town centre use class

The rules on changing the use of buildings has just been relaxed. Most shops can now be converted to offices and other uses without planning permission. How will developers and councils respond?

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