Permitted development: offices to residential changes of use

The Government has extended permitted development rights to allow the change of use of office premises into residential without the need to obtain planning permission from the Borough Council.  However, this right does not extend to thirteen areas within Gunnels Wood. Please see the attached map for the area exempted from the permitted development right. This means that, within the red line areas, you must still apply for planning permission to change the use of office premises into residential. Elsewhere within the Borough the new permitted development right has taken effect.

Areas unaffected - Gunnels Wood

Contact details

Planning Policy
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242161