Decision details

Article 4 Direction Area for Office to Residential conversions

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In light of changes to planning regulations, Executive Member’s agreement is sought not to pursue the continuation of the existing Article 4 Direction which removes the permitted development right to change offices to residential use without the need for planning permission. This currently applies within three defined business areas in the Borough.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: None

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration.

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Max Baker, Assistant Director: Planning Email: Tel: 01344 351902.

Publication date: 08/08/2022

Date of decision: 08/08/2022

Effective from: 16/08/2022

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