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Alternative Approaches to Governing Change of Use: Scotland and The Netherlands

  • Ben CliffordEmail author
  • Jessica Ferm
  • Nicola Livingstone
  • Patricia Canelas
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Abstract

This chapter considers the findings specifically related to our Glasgow (Scotland) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands) case studies. The context of both is considered in terms of their office markets, social-economic trends and planning contexts. The way office-to-residential change of use is governed in both is explained. For Glasgow, interviews with a range of local stakeholders to gather their views on office-to-residential permitted development (PD) are summarised. Case study buildings are overviewed, and the differences seen when planning regulation apply suggested. For Rotterdam, there is a discussion about residential quality and an overall outline of the approach to governing the issue taken in the Netherlands. The way there has been less emphasis on deregulation and more of a steering role for the national and local state there is explained. The chapter concludes on the positive features of such alternative approaches to governing office-to-residential conversion, questioning the necessity of the deregulation seen in England.

Keywords

Planning Housing Offices Glasgow Scotland Rotterdam Netherlands 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Clifford
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jessica Ferm
    • 2
  • Nicola Livingstone
    • 3
  • Patricia Canelas
    • 4
  1. 1.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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