20% of office space in urban areas remains empty so how logical to convert it to productive residential use.
The legislation will be enacted in Spring.
The only contraints will be where there is significant transport or highway impact, flood risks or land contamination or where external works are required.
Exemptions will be granted if councils prove overriding issues requiring planning control.
|AN EMPTY OFFICE BLOCK|
Let's hope councillors stand up to Mr Bore and ensure that our Council doesn't seek an exemption. Were it to do so it would be a slap in the face for those trying desperately to get on the housing ladder.
The City of London is a special case for an exemption to the legislation-K&C is not.