Planning expert rejects ‘dangerous’ plan to convert commercial property to housing / by rachel

Roger Tustain, Director at international architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan, said: “Proposals in today’s Budget to relax control over change of use reinforce the Government's lack in understanding of the UK planning system and are potentially dangerous.

“The proposals could lead to isolated communities with no access to transport, schools or other essential community facilities.

“In addition, with the reduced public purse and no planning control, who is going to pay for the increased demand on facilities or the affordable housing requirements that are enforced by the planning system?

“The proposals are knee jerk like the majority of this Government's strategy on planning.”

 
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