We all know there is a housing crisis particularly in the south east, however if the planners agree to office buildings becoming flats or houses then is there a risk of a displaced society, sleeping in one town and commuting to work. Have we thought long and hard about the implications of this and what the long term effects of this will be.
As the planners decide on this application in Caterham and as the Salfords plans are reviewed a plea to ensure that there is enough SME offices in the local area is something we need to have heard.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to demolish an office block and replace it with flats have been resubmitted. The scheme for a 34-flat block where Bronzeoak House stands in Stafford Road, Caterham, was rejected by Tandridge District Council last year, a decision reinforced by a planning inspector at appeal. However, building owner Coveston Associates is now hoping Government rules on the conversion of offices to flats will see the application through.