Article 4 Direction in St. Paul's

On Tuesday 11 June 2019, the council’s Cabinet approved the making of an Article 4 Direction affecting the St. Paul’s ward under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, as amended. This Direction will remove permitted development rights for developments involving a change of use of a dwelling (use class C3) to a House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4). This means that planning permission will be required before starting a development of this nature. Read the Cabinet report to learn more.

The Direction will not come into force immediately. Public consultation will be conducted until Tuesday 16 July 2019. Feedback from this will be considered by Cabinet in December in order to make a decision on whether the Direction should be confirmed or rejected. Should Cabinet choose to confirm the Direction, it will come into force on Thursday 11 June 2020.

You can download a copy of the Direction, including a map defining the area covered, or it can be viewed at the Municipal Offices.

Representations to the public consultation may be made until Tuesday 16 July 2019 by sending your representation to or in writing to:

Planning Policy
Cheltenham Borough Council
Municipal Offices
GL50 9SA