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A simple to understand video guide to the new PD for commercial to residential Prior Approval process exposing NEW opportunities and changes to existing processes. Robert Jenrick MP announced a package of measures to revitalise England’s cherished high streets and town centres.
New planning law enables unused commercial buildings to be changed into homes which will provide much-needed new homes across England and attract footfall to high streets and meet the government’s targets of 1 million new homes
Part of a wider package of government measures introduced to help high streets and town centres recover after lockdown and create the most small business friendly planning regime in the world and support the hundreds of jobs that depend on housing and construction
New rules allowing commercial premises to be converted into homes
The new rules, announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, will help support the creation of much-needed homes and jobs while also giving high streets a new lease of life – removing eyesores, transforming unused buildings and making the most of brownfield land.
Allowing unused commercial buildings to be changed into homes will encourage more people to live near local high streets and come to the area for work and leisure, helping cement our high streets and town centres in their rightful place at the heart of communities.
The new homes will be delivered through a simpler ‘prior approval’ process instead of a full planning application and will be subject to high standards, ensuring they provide adequate natural light and meet space standards.
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