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10/11/2020

In a lonely place: The social impact of permitted development

Words: Jacob George

Can the permitted development right to convert offices into housing create functioning communities? Here’s what RTPI student research award-winner Jacob George found when he surveyed the sociaL impacts of permitted development in Newcastle upon tyne

web_30-33_Jacob-George-bw.png There’s little doubt that vacant office buildings often have potential to be repurposed as housing, a form of regeneration that can reduce visual blight while providing much-needed new homes. As it happens, theorists and policymakers have been promoting the adaptive reuse of office premises since the 1980s.So when I settled on this ........
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