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Colliers welcomes government moves to relax planning restrictions

Experts at Colliers International in Bristol have welcomed Government moves to relax planning restrictions in a bid to kickstart the economy. As well as loosening regulations on everything from single storey home extensions to major housing developments David Cameron has signalled major changes for the industrial and retail sectors. Businesses will now be allowed to expand their premises significantly without planning permission. Shops will be free to add another 100 m² (1,076 sq ft) of working space, and industrial units twice as much again.Tim Davies, head of Colliers International’s Bristol office, welcomed the moves: “The present planning system is cumbersome for companies seeking to grow their business in the UK. Anything which...[…]