Another council clamps down on permitted development

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Brent is latest local authority to act to protect office space

Brent has become the latest London council to clamp down on the office-to-resi free-for-all.

The north London borough has issued an Article 4 direction meaning that developers will need to apply for planning permission to convert office and light industrial space into homes.

The move is a response to permitted development rights which the government introduced in 2013.

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