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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The families living in converted office blocks in Harlow. Labour says it would scrap a government scheme that allows offices and industrial buildings to be converted into homes without planning permission. The party said changes to permitted development rules in England had led to the creation of "slum housing". It also said developers had been able to avoid building affordable homes. The Conservatives said the plans would "cut house building and put a stop to people achieving home ownership". In 2013 the government changed local planning rules to allow developers to turn offices, warehouses and industrial buildings into residentia... Full story

23 April

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