Decision details

Article 4 Directions for change of use from office to residential

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the preparation of Article 4 directions in order to remove permitted development rights for change of use from office to residential, in targeted areas across the borough.




1)    That the Council as Local Planning Authority make a non-immediate Article 4 direction with an intended coming into force date of 15 September 2017 to remove permitted development rights for change of use from office (use class B1(a)) to residential (use class C3), to cover Brixton town centre, parts of Clapham and ten Key Industrial and Business Areas (whole or part), in the terms set out in Appendix 1.


2)    That Cabinet delegates to the Programme Director of Planning, Transport & Development the preparation of the Article 4 direction and instructs officers to carry out all necessary consequential arrangements to give effect to the terms of Recommendation 1 which shall include publishing the making of the direction, notifying affected property owners/occupiers and the Secretary of State and seeking representations on the making of the direction.

Report author: Catherine Carpenter

Publication date: 15/07/2016

Date of decision: 11/07/2016

Decided at meeting: 11/07/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/07/2016

Accompanying Documents: