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Converting shops to flats ‘could lead to low-quality homes’

Adapting commercial property will create new homes, but campaigners voice concerns over privacy

New planning laws to make it easier to turn empty shops into flats could result in poor-quality homes with “absolutely no privacy”, campaigners claim.

However, a separate rule change should mean an end to tiny “rabbit hutch” flats – an issue that has been highlighted by Guardian Money on many occasions in recent years.

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