New rules on converting office space will boost housing market
The CBI today commented on new planning measures which would allow empty and underused office space to be converted to housing without planning permission.
Rhian Kelly, CBI Director for Business Environment, said:
“We have been calling for measures to allow the housing market to flow more freely for some time.
“This move towards more rapid development will get better use out of underused office space and support the construction industry.”
Notes to Editors:
The CBI is the UK's leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the private sector workforce. With offices across the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.