On 9 May, the government laid regulations enacting a number of changes to the planning regime. It puts into legislation previously announced policies relating to householder extensions, broadband infrastructure, planning for free schools, and temporary uses for shops and industrial premises. It also set out the areas that had been exempted from the policy to allow buildings designated for business use to convert to housing without requiring planning permission. Of 17 English local authorities partly or wholly exempted from this policy, eleven are in London. This briefing summarises all of these changes and considers their impact on the capital.