Permitted development

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Has the GLA collected figures on dwelling types and numbers that have resulted from the Government's experiment in permitted development rights for offices to residential?


Answer for Permitted development

Answer for Permitted development

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. See response to 2015/3190:

According to data supplied to the GLA by the London boroughs from 30 May 2013 up to the end of March 2015, there have been an estimated 1,143 completed residential units in London arising from offices to residential permitted development rights. This includes 230 studio units, 498 one-bed units, 356 two-bed, 31 three-bed, 4 with four-plus bedrooms and 24 units where the number of bedrooms has not been recorded. Data is not available on tenure.

If all of the approved schemes were developed, they would provide approximately 17,500 residential units. Data on the number of bedrooms in the proposed units has been added where possible. From 17,183 of the approved units for which the data is available, 3,229 are studio units, 8,043 are one-bed units, 5,358 are two-bed units, 495 are three-bedroom units and 58 have four or more bedrooms.