Need to know: Government presses ahead with permitted development expansion

New right paves way for high street premises to be converted to housing but industry bodies urge prime minister to "urgently reconsider".

by Josephine Smit
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick says the new right to convert empty shops to homes can "help the high street to adapt and thrive" (PIC Josephine Smit)
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick says the new right to convert empty shops to homes can "help the high street to adapt and thrive" (PIC Josephine Smit)

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