Reasons to choose Wilson Browne
A recent inspector decision on appeal looked at the circumstances where changing the use of a building from flats into a house would be a material one requiring planning permission.
Following the decision in Kensington and Chelsea RBC v SSCLG and Reis and Tong  EWHC 2458 (Admin), the inspector looked at whether the use of a building as flats served a proper planning purpose and since the Local Plan identified a need for 2-3 bedroom properties for young people, concluded that it did. Therefore, changing the use of the building into one house was a material change of use that required planning permission.
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