Government consultation on retail-to-resi reform — greater flexibility for those involved?
The government claims that thousands of buildings are empty or under-used throughout the country as people do not want the hassle and uncertainty of submitting planning applications.
It has published a consultation paper on permitted development rights that proposes new planning rules to allow greater flexibility to change the use of high-street buildings to residential property.
The proposed changes intend to support both the high-street and housing agendas by allowing a change of use to housing of shops that are no longer viable. Existing tenants, residential developers and those looking to exit property generally will, however, still need to be aware that other constraints on the ability to make these changes mean planning uses are not the only hurdle to satisfy…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Eversheds briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Eversheds
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Eversheds
The most important advantage of international arbitration is the enforceability of its result, as a deal is only as reliable as the mechanism by which it can be made legally enforceable.
The Court of Appeal decision in CLP Holding Company Ltd v Singh (1) Kaur (2) prompts consideration of a common oversight in dealing with dilapidations claims.
Analysis from The Lawyer
A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions
‘Exotic’ investors and opportunities for legal work beyond M&A feature in The Lawyer’s high-level roundtable debate on south-east Europe