Commercial Premises :: Change of use for houses now permitted???

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    Commercial Premises :: Change of use for houses now permitted???

    On the BBC News Teletext Page today there was an announcement that the government are going to allow change of use for Business Premises to Houses.

    Although this probably means that many of the "shuttered" shops in the High Street could be granted permission for a change of use to a dwelling, (but who wants to do this unless you can park your car because if it wasent for double yellow lines the shop probably would not have closed in the first place).

    It would be of more use to me if I could get Planning Permission for one of my Commercial Premises to be turned into four houses.

    And although this Landlord Zone is an excellent forum, is there a Planning Forum as this proposal must have been discussed between Planners etc., as a forthcoming proposal.

    #2
    The best thing to do is to look at what planning poilcy says about the issue...if there are other circumstances like a long term vacancy then that would help.

    Regards, PETER

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