Insight

Factory floor to front door

09 Jan 2018
Assessing the case for exemptions for light industrial to residential permitted development rights. 
As new light industrial to residential Permitted Development Rights are now in force, local planning authorities will need to consider the case for safeguarding their light industrial premises through the implementation of an Article 4 Direction.
 
Lichfields has developed a staged analytical framework to support local authorities to make a robust case for implementing a non-immediate Article 4 Direction. The framework draws on a range of economic data sources, local commercial property market signals and the existing planning policy position.

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