Article 4 Directions

Article 4 Directions are a means by which a local planning authority can bring within planning control certain types of development, or changes of use, which would normally be ‘permitted development’ (i.e. not require an application for planning permission).

An article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights and requires a planning application to be submitted.


Article 4 Directions relating to Gunnels Wood and Pin Green Employment areas

The Borough Council has made three non-immediate Article 4 Directions, which remove permitted development rights for changes of use from B1(a) (offices) and B1(c) (light industrial) to C3 (residential). The Article 4 directions were made on 15 June 2017 and were confirmed on 21 December 2017.

The Direction for Class B1(a) (office) to Class C3 (residential) for those areas currently exempt will come into force on 30 May 2019

The Direction for Class B1(a) (office) to Class C3 (residential) for those areas not currently covered by our exemption will come into force on 15 June 2018

The Direction for Class B1c (light industrial) to Class C3 (residential) will come into force on 15 June 2018

Further information on these Directions can be found below:

Copies of the Directions can also be viewed at the Council Offices in Danestrete, Stevenage Central Library at Southgate and the Old Town Library at 38 High Street.


Article 4 Direction: relating to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

The Borough Council has made a non-immediate Article 4 Direction, which removes permitted development rights for changes of use from C3 (residential) to C4 (HMO). The Article 4 direction was made on 19 September 2016 and was confirmed on 24 May 2017. The Direction will come into force on 20 September 2017.

A copy of the Direction can also be viewed at Stevenage Borough Council Offices in Danestrete, Stevenage Central Library at Southgate and the Old Town Library at 38 High Street.

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Planning Policy Team
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 1HN

Telephone number 01438 242823
Email: planningpolicy@stevenage.gov.uk