Article 4 Directions

Railway Arches Article 4 Direction

The council confirmed Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights relating to the conversion of railway arches to residential dwellings on 27 October 2016. This is to ensure residential amenity is protected.

You can find the related documents for the Railway Arches Article 4 Direction below, including the planning committee report which sets out the reasons for the Article 4 Direction.

The Article 4 Direction removes the right for railway arches to be converted to residential dwellings (Land Use Class C3) from:

  • A1 (retail) - relates to Permitted Development Right Class M
  • A2 (financial and professional services) - relates to Permitted Development Right Class M
  • betting shops and payday loan shops or laundrette (sui generis) - relates to Permitted Development Right Class M
  • B1a (office) - relates to Permitted Development Right Class O
  • B1c (light industrial) - relates to Permitted Development Right Class PA
  • B8 (storage and distribution) - relates to Permitted Development Right Class P

If you want to convert your railway arch from any of the above uses to residential dwellings, you'll now need to apply to the council for planning permission. You'll need to do this by submitting a planning application and the proposed development would be assessed against the policies in our development plan and any supporting guidance

Related documents

Page last updated: 25 July 2018