Edwin Coe is delighted to partner with Cluttons and the Chief Estates Surveyors & Property Managers (ACES) in a joint webinar on the Change of Use Class Order which will seek to understand the threats and opportunities to the public sector.

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 a panel of commercial and residential property experts including Neil Simon from Haringey Council and Vice Chair of the ACES London branch to explain and debate the new legislation, focusing on threats and associated opportunities facing public sector organisations.

Learning outcomes:

  • What are the new changes 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
  • What are the threats and opportunities for the public sector?


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

Expert panel

Joanne McIvor – Property Partner, Edwin Coe LLP

Jonathan Rhodes – Head of National Valuation, Cluttons (Chair)

Raoul Vevers – Head of Planning, Cluttons

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

Neil Simon – Development Surveyor, Haringey Council (Vice Chair, London ACES branch)


This webinar will be of interest to public sector organisation.

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