Since 2015, 30,575 housing units in England have been converted from offices to flats without having to go through the planning system, in a bid by ministers to boost housing supply. Photo: Bloomberg
Since 2015, 30,575 housing units in England have been converted from offices to flats without having to go through the planning system, in a bid by ministers to boost housing supply. Photo: Bloomberg

Offices to homes conversion threatens supply of affordable units in England, finds study

Councils warn that loss of office space can hit local businesses and economy

Since 2015, 30,575 housing units in England have been converted from offices to flats without having to go through the planning system, in a bid by ministers to boost housing supply. Photo: Bloomberg
Since 2015, 30,575 housing units in England have been converted from offices to flats without having to go through the planning system, in a bid by ministers to boost housing supply. Photo: Bloomberg
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