Monday, April 11, 2011
The rotund one comes good.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has launched a consultation that could see thousands of vacant office buildings converted into homes without planning permission. The British Property Federation has backed the plans, but warned they will not work in every location. With house building at a record low except during wartime, Picklesâ€™ relaxation of the change-of-use laws could deliver 250,000 new homes and save almost Â£140m over ten years in what he has deemed are â€˜unnecessary red tape costsâ€™.