This summer has seen the biggest planning reforms for decades which have huge implications for investors, developers, landlords and tenants. The Government announced a series of intended permitted development right (PDR) amendments which follows the “upward extensions” PDR changes set out this summer for existing residential blocks. The latest changes are around flexibility for commercial buildings, including rights for retail to be used as cafés or offices. These sit alongside the current office-to-resi right. In addition, permission will not be necessary to demolish and rebuild vacant and redundant residential and commercial buildings if they are rebuilt as homes.

Our webinar will bring together commercial and residential property experts to explain and debate the new legislation, focusing on challenges and associated opportunities.

Learning outcomes

  • What are the new change of use classes and why is this so important?
  • What are the major concerns and how to mitigate against them
  • What are the implications for valuations of property?
  • Where are the opportunities?


Short presentation on the proposed permitted development reform followed by an expert panel discussion.

Expert panel

Joanne McIvor – Property Partner, Edwin Coe LLP (Chair)

Owain Nedin – Associate Director, Litchfields

Jonathan Rhodes – Head of National Valuation, Cluttons

Matthew Peake – Head of Commercial and Strategic Asset Management, Cluttons


This webinar will be of interest to investors, developers, commercial landlords and tenants.

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