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Discussing Planning Deregulation in London: Office Conversions and short-term lettings

The deregulation of planning controls is often presented as a panacea that will help increase housing supply and give individuals more freedom to extract value from their property/ies. From the streamlining of planning regulation to the government’s red tape challenge, the answer to the provision of better outcomes for society appears to be – let the market decide. 

But is it always best or desirable to allow the market to arbitrate collective values? 

Is planning deregulation necessarily the answer? 

This short film examines the case of the extension of Permitted Development Rights to allow office to residential conversion and the partial deregulation of planning controls on short-term letting in London from the perspective of local government officers.

Company: LSE Date added: 16-10-2016
Duration: 13
Categories: Residential


London School of Economics LSE

London School of Economics LSE

In 1998, the London School of Economics established LSE London as a centre of research excellence on the economic and social issues of the London region, as well as the problems and possibilities of other urban and metropolitan regions. Today the centre has a strong international reputation particularly in the fields of labour markets, social and demographic change, housing, finance and governance, and is the leading academic centre for analyses of city-wide developments in London.

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