Shops into homes idea to be stud­ied

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE Government is to con­sult on pro­pos­als al­low­ing shops to be changed into homes and agri­cul­tural build­ings to be changed to res­i­den­tial use.

The Bri­tish Prop­erty Fed­er­a­tion said it was keen to see more de­tail. Chief ex­ec­u­tive Liz Peace said: “Re­tail to res­i­den­tial con­ver­sions could be an im­por­tant step in breath­ing life into our high streets, and we would very much en­cour­age a flex­i­ble ap­proach.

“We wel­come the pro­posal to con­sult fur­ther on change of use from agri­cul­tural to res­i­den­tial,” she added.

“It’s cru­cial that the coun­try­side re­mains a place of growth, in­dus­try and busi­ness rather than an en­clave of the re­tired and wealthy.”

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