Labour pledges to end conversions of office and industrial buildings into housing - London First’s response
24 April 2019
London First have issued the below comment in response to Labour’s pledge to scrap a scheme that allows offices and industrial buildings to be converted into homes without planning permission.
Jonathan Seager, Executive Director, Housing at London First, said:
“The rules on office conversions are far from perfect and it is right that they should be tightened up, so that living standards are protected for Londoners trying to get on the housing ladder.
“There’s no single solution to tackling London’s housing crisis and securing the 65,000 homes a year the city needs. Alongside more land being made available and more investment coming forward, better and more innovative ways of building are critical.”
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