See here for current consultations on new Article 4 Directions and changes to existing Article 4 Directions as detailed below:

 

Commercial, Business, and Service (Use Class E) to residential (Use Class C3)

Camden Council is using its planning powers to protect commercial, business and service premises (within planning use Class E) in the borough. 


Permitted development rights allow certain types of building work or changes of use without the need for planning permission. An Article 4 Direction allows a local planning authority to withdraw certain permitted development rights, so that planning permission is required.


Class MA of the general permitted development order, being introduced in August 2021, allows the change of use of commercial, business, and service premises (which includes office and light industrial, as well as retail and other town centre uses) to change to residential without the need for planning permission.


The Council has made Article 4 Directions to withdraw the Class MA permitted development right to change from Use Class E (Commercial, Business, and Service) to Use Class C3 (dwellinghouses) for parts of the borough where there exists strong justification (land as shown edged red on the plans attached to the directions - available for download below). These have now been confirmed and will come into force on 29 July 2022.

Article 4 Directions can be modified or revoked by the Secretary of State at any time.

The Directions and accompanying plans are also available for view at Pancras Square Library, 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG, from Monday to Thursday 11am - 6pm and Friday to Saturday 11am - 3.30pm.


Downloads
•    Article 4 Direction Notice (Central Activities Zone and Knowledge Quarter)
•    Article 4 Direction and Plan
•    Plan (Central Activities Zone and Knowledge Quarter)
•    Article 4 Direction notice (Areas outside the Central Activities Zone and Knowledge Quarter)
•    Article 4 Direction and plan
•    Plans outside of Central Activities Zone and Knowledge Quarter

o    East

o    West


•    Cabinet member decision - appendices / evidence

 

Office (use class B1a) to residential (use class C3) - Central Activities Zone (CAZ)

The Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights. This means all office (use class B1a) to residential (use class C3) conversions will need planning permission. They will be assessed against the Council’s planning policies. The Article 4 Direction applies to the Central Activities Zone of the London Borough of Camden.

Adopted 31 May 2019. This will expire on 31 July 2022. Please see new Article 4 Direction here

Office (use class B1a) to residential (use class C3)

The Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights. This means all office (use class B1a) to residential (use class C3) conversions will need planning permission. They will be assessed against the Council’s planning policies. The Article 4 Direction applies to the areas under the modified Direction by the Secretary of State.

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Adopted 5 November 2015. This will expire on 31 July 2022. Subject to confirmation, a new Article 4 Direction will come into force 29 July 2022.

The Council's original Article 4 Directions came into effect on 19 October 2015, these are available to view below. The Directions were modified by the Secretary of State on 5 November 2015, which changed the size of areas covered. The modification and areas covered are available to view above.

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The following Article 4 Direction remains in place and unchanged. 

Launderettes to dwelling houses (Sui Generis to C3)

Adopted 1 June 2018