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National Self Build and Renovation Centre

Seminar to tackle planning, change of use, and redundant buildings

Developers will be able to find out how to make the most of the current planning regime and take advantage of the temporary relaxation of regulations, at a seminar being held by three of Wiltshire’s leading firms of property professionals.

Planning and architectural specialists DPDS Consulting Group, chartered accountants Morris Owen and law firm Withy King, which has large commercial property and development teams, will be hosting the seminar at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon on Wednesday, May 14 from 4pm to 6pm. Attendance costs £15. 

The relaxation of planning laws and reduction in red tape has opened doors for developers looking to build on land outside of recognised settlement boundaries or non-allocated sites. It has also created opportunities for those interested in changing the use of buildings – for example converting offices into housing or redundant agricultural buildings for alternative business purposes.

However, there are still processes and procedures which need to be followed, caveats to be aware of and obstacles which may need to be overcome, which the seminar will highlight.

Developers will need to act quickly though as these are temporary measures by the Government designed to bolster the economy, and the rules are likely to be tightened up in the near future.

To find out more about the seminar or for further information, please contact Amanda Loftus at DPDS Consulting Group on 01793 610222 or email