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Report calls for planning shake-up to make way for tens of thousands of new homes

Making it easier to turn currently vacant or under used offices and shops into housing could create tens of thousands of new homes and provide a powerful boost to the economy, according to new research published by leading think tank, Policy Exchange.

The study – More Homes:  Fewer Empty Buildings – calls for allowing vacant or under used retail, industrial and office space to be converted into housing, without having to obtain planning permission for change of use

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