Friday 18 May 2007 9.10am
One pertinent question would seem to be: how can Southwark Council
actually check up on and enforce the restrictions regarding the use of space?
They answer is they don't unless you bring it to their attention yourself - for instance by applying for planning permission for conversion works at a later date.
If you've had any dealings with the Planning Department, you'll know that they just don't have the resources to check up on issues like this.
That's why a huge proportion of live work units are used purely as residential.