Do you have a vacant office building?

Convert to residential with Permitted Development Rights (PDR)

Changes to PDR have brought great opportunity to improve or develop a property without a costly and lengthy planning process.

In April 2016, the Government’s amendment to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 came into force. The changes made PDR, which was initially introduced on a temporary basis in May 2013, permanent. The amendment was welcomed by developers and it supports the Government’s overall commitment to delivering one million new homes by 2020.

The changes have enabled the conversion of office space (B1(a)) to residential (C3) use without the need to secure planning permission.

Read our guide to PDR covering:

  • The current legislation and what it means for developers
  • Restrictions and assessments
  • The timeline for gaining consent
  • How we can help you



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