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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Relaxed planning laws a 'threat' to Lambeth high streets

Lambeth Council has launched a legal challenge against the Government over rules that allow offices to be turned into flats.

The relaxed planning regulations are designed to ease the pressure on the housing market. But Lambeth councillors say that business and employment in the borough will struggle as landlords begin to convert office space into homes.

Ria Chatterjee reports:

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