When the Wind(fall) Blows: Controversial commercial-to-residential permitted development rights, explained

Last week’s expansion of permitted development rights on high streets came as “a bit of shock”, says Roy Pinnock, a partner in the Planning & Public Law team of the world’s biggest law firm, Dentons. Changes announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick open up many more commercial properties for residential conversion without the need for full-fat planning permission. Here Pinnock explains what the new PD proposals are, and what’s not to like about them…

Interview: Battersea Power Station’s new head of resi, Meriam Lock-Necrews, on why 2021 is a ‘pivotal’ year

Meriam Lock-Necrews recently joined the Battersea Power Station team as Head of Residential, taking the reins as the £9bn scheme enters a “pivotal” stage. In this exclusive interview with PrimeResi, the former Head of Super Prime Residential Development at Knight Frank shares her insights into London’s shifting property landscape, game-changing developments, gender diversity in the real estate industry, and why 2021 will be “the most transformational year yet” for the Battersea Power Station project.