Contact Us 020 7292 4710 020 7292 4710

Welcome to
MORGAN PRYCE’S KNOWLEDGE CENTRE


Our Knowledge Centre combines a unique set of useful tools to assist ALL office movers. Use our moving guides, office space calculator, dynamic rental map and other tools to get an idea of what type of office your company needs. We’ll make sure you get there.
Register for FREE now and get full access.

Enter

Destination High Court for government and councils

11th November 2013

Destination High Court for government and councils

It was perhaps only a matter of time until the government was forced to defend its legislation, brought in earlier this year, permitting office space to be converted to residential without the need for planning permission. 

The form of attack is coming from London boroughs Islington, Camden, Richmond upon Thames and Lambeth, who have commenced a High Court challenge against the government’s changes, introduced in the form of a GPDO (General Permitted Development Order). 

Of concern to the councils is that, by eradicating the need for planning permission, control of vast areas and countless properties has been removed from the councils. This means that the various factors that would have been considered in a change of use application will remain unaddressed. Such factors include potential imbalance of the office-to-residential ratio in an area, objections of local residents or property owners, adequacy of local infrastructure, adequacy of design and space, and affordability, not to mention potential higher demand on council services. The effects of the legislation – which has been made use of already by developers across the capital – could change the nature, environment, aesthetics, employment landscape and demographic of an area, with no voice from the council being able to be heard. 

Other councils are also helping fund the litigation, including Tower Hamlets, Ealing and Sutton. The case is due to be heard at the High Court on the 4th December and the councils will be hoping to be able to stem the flood of conversions that are set to take advantage of London’s ever increasing residential property prices. 

This news was brought to you by Morgan Pryce, a specialist tenant acquisition agent with offices in Oxford Circus and the City. Morgan Pryce specialises in search, negotiation and project management and works exclusively for tenants.


Login and get FULL AND FREE ACCESS to our unique Knowledge Centre.

Morgan Pryce treats personal information safely and securely. Read more about how we store and protect information in our ​Privacy Policy​.

Forgot your password?

Please enter the email address used to create your account and follow the instructions to recover your password.

Didn’t receive an email? Check your spam inbox!

Create Your Account

Instructions have been sent to

Well Done!

Please check your inbox for a confirmation email.
You can manage your account details, email alerts and shortlists directly from your account.

or continue browsing

Loading...

Thank you for confirming your email address! You are now subscribed to our Newsletters.

By continuing your browsing on our site, you agree to the use of cookies to perform visit statistics. Read more about our ​Cookie Consent Policy.


Accept