UK stifling property use

first_img Share UK stifling property use Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL DEVELOPERS and landlords are trying to escape the economic slump through changes in the use of their properties, commercial law firm EMW has told City A.M.“Change of use” applications shot up by 10 per cent in the third quarter of last year, and by nine per cent the previous quarter, its research shows.Yet a complex and inflexible planning permission system is stunting their ability to react to changes in demand, an EMW spokesperson said.Planning applications can be “lengthy and costly”, with red tape thwarting recovery in the UK’s property market, EMW planning specialist Giles Ferin explained.“Unfortunately, the current planning system is overly complex,” he said. “Properties can lie vacant because their use is restricted to a certain type of activity.”The measures stunt economic growth and can be a blight on local communities, the report said.High restrictions on the use of property have led to shortages of space to let in central London, Ferin added. Sunday 20 February 2011 11:09 pm whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapplast_img

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