Builders' Merchants News

Government to ease office-to-home conversion rules

Published:  23 January, 2013

A potential boost to refurbishment work comes with possible easing of planning restrictions on office conversions. 

According to reports yesterday, planning minister Nick Boles will announce a new 'permitted development right' for office-to-residential conversions within days.

Developers will be able to convert office buildings to housing without planning permission if the changes to planning rules being examined by government are adopted.