The Prime Minister of the UK has proposed a new planning system to allow housing structure better. Boris Johnson is making reforms that allow vacant buildings in town centres to be converted to housing. The new rules determine that existing commercial properties and newly vacant shops can be converted into residential housing.
Johnson said that this move is to start the construction industry and speed up rebuilding. He further stated that the government will launch a planning Policy Paper this month. This new policy will allow comprehensive reforms to England’s seven-decade old planning system, he said.
The Prime Minister also said that introduction to a new approach works better for the modern economy and society. The changes are probably expected to come into force starting from September this year. They will allow a wider range of commercial buildings to change into residential homes. They can be repurposed without any further modifications in planning.