Experts discuss how the life sciences industry might take advantage of recent changes to use classes


For more than 60 years, the planning system in England and Wales has set out to do one thing: manage change.


Promoting developments or changing use is often a costly and time-consuming exercise. So, when changes were hastily introduced at the beginning of the autumn that promised a radical shake-up of the whole system, nascent industries such as life sciences, both reliant on flexibility and hampered by strict use classes, were excited.

In this article for Estates Gazette, Taylor Wessing's Lauren Fendick and Clare Harman Clark highlight the changes, and describe how it creates opportunities for life sciences businesses in particular.

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