Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

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Concerns over plans to convert Sunderland office block to flats

This week I wrote to the Government's housing minister about proposals to convert Angel House, in Borough Road, from a commercial office block to a residential tower block.

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I am really concerned that, due to changes made by the Coalition Government between 2010 and 2015, this conversion could go ahead without a full planning application and robust public scrutiny.

It’s not right that developers are able to convert non-residential buildings into residential tower blocks through the process that is normally used for small home improvements.

I find this very worrying, especially in light of the Grenfell Tower atrocity. This loophole could potentially put my constituents at risk. Read the Echo story here:

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/our-region/sunderland/concerns-over-plan-to-convert-sunderland-office-block-into-154-bedsits-1-8661449

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