In May 2013, national permitted development rights were amended to allow the change of use of offices (Class B1(a) use) to residential (Class C3 use) to be assessed through a ‘prior approval’ process rather than through the normal planning permission process. This means that a Council is only be able to consider a narrow range of specified issues when deciding whether to allow such a change of use. These issues do not include the contribution that the office plays to the local or to the wider economy, or to the character of the area.
- The Article 4 Direction
- Article 4 Direction - Notice of Making: This is the statutory notice of the non-immediate Article 4 direction to remove the forthcoming permitted development rights for change of use from offices to residential.
- Article 4 Direction – Single Member Decision Report: The report approved by the Leader of the Council at the time to make the Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights for changes of use from offices to residential within the defined area. The report contains Attachment 1 – the proposed boundary of the Article 4 Direction
- Ortus Report: The Impact of the Loss of Office Space in Central Bath: Evidence to inform the Article 4 Direction to restrict the future relaxation of planning regulations to allow changes of use from offices to residential, Ortus, (July 2017)
- MS Word Response Form
This Consultations is now closed
05/03/2018 - 08:15 to 17/05/2018 - 23:45
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