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 removes 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 is required before starting a development of this nature.

Public consultation was conducted for 21 days until Tuesday 16 July 2019. Feedback from this was considered by Cabinet on 8 October 2019 and the decision was made to confirm the Direction. Read the Cabinet report to learn more.

The Direction came 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.