Decision details

Review of the Article 4 Direction

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A report updating Members on progress towards implementing a revised Article 4 Direction, restricting permitted development rights from dwellings (Use Class C3 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)) to Houses in Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4).




RECOMMENDED that Council approve:-


(1) the confirmation of the revised Article 4 Direction (including the Article 4 area plan) attached at Appendix A with non-immediate effect, meaning it will come into effect on 23 December 2024;

(2) the making of a Direction (“the Cancellation Direction”) cancelling the existing Article 4 Direction confirmed in 2014 as this area would be covered by the new Article 4 Direction; and

(3) for the Director for City Development to confirm the Cancellation Direction as of 23 December 2024 subject to the consideration of any representations received on the same.


Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.





Report author: Katharine Smith

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2024 - Executive

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