Freedom of information request response - 06662

FOI request

FOI ID number
Planning change of use

In 2013, planning legislation was changed to allow conversion of office premises to residential use under permitted development rights without seeking planning permission. This was provided for under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013: A temporary permitted development right for change of use from offices (Class B1(a)) to residential (Class C3).

A list of all properties (and the names of the developers/company owners) in your council which have been granted permission to convert office space to residential use since the introduction of this legislation.

Our response


Please find attached information relating to the sole application which has requested a change of use from office to residential space since the introduction of this legislation.

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Response date
31 January 2020