Government to ease office-to-home conversion rules
Published: 23 January, 2013
A potential boost to refurbishment work comes with possible easing of planning restrictions on office conversions.
According to reports yesterday, planning minister Nick Boles will announce a new 'permitted development right' for office-to-residential conversions within days.
Developers will be able to convert office buildings to housing without planning permission if the changes to planning rules being examined by government are adopted.