Class O Conversions of Offices to Residential

No one has more experience of Class O applications

In May 2013, the government amended the General Permitted Development Order to allow the conversion of office space (in use class B1a) to flats or houses.

This does not require planning permission, but you must submit an application for ‘prior approval’ to the Council. They will assess the application on these three issues:
• Land Contamination
• Highways
• Flooding

We have prepared a large number of these prior approval applications since the regulations changed in 2013.

We can prepare your application (including plans, supporting statement and all relevant paperwork) for a low fixed fee.

What if my Class O application is refused?

We have details of virtually very Class O appeal decision issued since the regulations changed in 2013.

Local Authorities do not like the Class O procedure because it takes away their power to decide planning applications. As a result they may refuse applications even when it fully meet all requirements.

We have a great deal of experience submitting Class O applications, and winning appeals where permission is not granted. DO no hesitate to get in touch for details of our recent successes.

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