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New measures to breathe life into empty buildings and boost growth

The Government has recently announced new measures to ensure that use is made of empty and underused buildings to provide homes and businesses New permitted development rights will enable offices to be converted to homes. High street premises will be able to be used for new types of business without permission.  Buildings that are classed for use as retail, financial services, restaurants, pubs and hot food takeaways, offices, leisure and assembly uses can temporarily change to another use class. Existing agricultural buildings, less than 500m2, will be able to be utilised for a range of new uses such as shops or offices, to provide more chances for rural businesses to diversify. Also a series of measures will also facilitate the … Continue reading

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