Council bid to stop housing law

Lambeth Council has launched a new legal challenge against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats.

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Planning law changes allow offices turned into flats

Lambeth Council has launched a legal challenge over the Government's regulations that allow offices to be turned into flats.

The judicial review concerns the Government's Amendment to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

According to the act:

  • Recent amendment to the Town and Country Planning Act. This makes it much easier to turn offices into flats.
  • Planning permission is no longer needed to change offices into flats.
  • Lambeth Council asked for Brixton, Streatham and other key industrial areas around the borough to be exempt from the changes.
  • The exemption was denied.

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