Monday, April 11, 2011

The rotund one comes good.

Consultation launched on turning empty shops into homes

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, Pickles’ relaxation of the change-of-use laws could deliver 250,000 new homes and save almost £140m over ten years in what he has deemed are ‘unnecessary red tape costs’.

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3 thoughts on “The rotund one comes good.

  • Anybody spotted the circular hilarity here yet ? Big clue ; “former EA office, redeveloped by Beeny type idiot, now on the market for
    1/2 as much as the former EA idiots would have valued it at, but that’s why they went bust.”

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    Cardboard City for the shopless, but it’s ok if we just swap the dynamics and keep all confused and dizzy on the ever excelerating merry go round.

    Cheer up mate, something will turn up!

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  • general congreve says:

    And as the price of oil spirals ever higher we’ll have to reconvert all those converted shops back into real shops, as localism takes hold again out of financial necessity.

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