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We are consulting on two Article 4 Directions that are being reviewed.

We are proposing to implement two revised Article 4 Directions which will remove permitted development rights regarding change of use from office to residential use, and from light industrial to residential use.

We are identifying specific properties that are currently operating as a Use Class E(g)(i) (offices) or E(g)(iii) (light industrial) under the Use Classes Order September 2020, in order to apply the Article 4 Directions to the smallest possible area.

Information about Article 4 Directions

Implementing an Article 4 Direction is a three-stage process:

  • The Direction is made;
  • Consultation is undertaken for 28 days;
  • The Direction is confirmed.  
Article 4 Process

You can view the Notices of Direction and the revised Article 4 Directions by downloading the documents below.

The revised Article 4 Direction relating to change of use from light industrial to residential would replace the existing Article 4 Direction. The revised Article 4 Direction relating to change of use from office to residential would replace the existing Article 4 Direction. If confirmed, the revised Article 4 Directions would cover individual buildings in the Employment Areas of Gunnels Wood and Pin Green.

Public consultation will begin on 20 July 2022 and will run for 28 days until 17 August 2022.

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