Lambeth Council has launched a new legal challenge against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats.
The council argue that other boroughs, such as Kensington and Chelsea applied to have their whole borough exempt and succeeded - yet Lambeth has been left at a severe disadvantage by having their key business areas undermined by landlords who now want to turn offices into flats.
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