Article 4 Direction, light industrial to residential (B1c to C3)

The Council is making an Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights for the change of use from light industrial (B1c) to dwellinghouses (C3) for a number of locations.  This will reinstate the need for an express grant of planning permission and an assessment against the Council’s planning policies for changes of use from light industrial to residential use at these locations.  (This is in addition to a previous Direction to remove this right in a number of other areas, which was introduced in 2017).

The non-immediate Article 4 Direction removes the permitted development right to change from:

•    Use Class B1c (light industrial) to Use Class C3 (dwellinghouses). 

The Article 4 Direction was made on 18 September 2019. If confirmed the Direction will come into force on 1 October 2020.

The Direction and accompanying plan are also available for view at Pancras Square Library, 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG, from Monday - Saturday 8am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Representations in respect of the Direction may be made to the Council by email to: or by post to: Planning Policy, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London, WC1H 9JE.

Any representations must be received by the Council by 31 October 2019.

•    Article 4 Direction Notice (PDF)
•    Cabinet member decision (including evidence) 
•    Article 4 Direction and Plan (PDF)