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Malthouse urged to drop permitted development for high streets

Words: Laura Edgar
RTPI illustration of the impact permiited development could have on the high street / RTPI

The RTPI has urged housing and planning minister Kit Malthouse to scrap proposals that would see commercial buildings on high streets converted into homes without planning permission.

The government is proposing to bring in new permitted development rights that would also see buildings being extended upwards and high street outlets converted to offices.In a letter to Malthouse and 40 MPs, the institute has pointed out that housing converted from retail and other high street premises through permitted development has “little impact” on providing affordable housing. Instead, ........
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