Article 4 Directions
The council introduced an immediate Article 4 Directions in September 2017, followed by a 6 week consultation, to protect light industrial land uses on selected sites across the borough. This is in recognition of the important contribution light industrial premises make to local employment in the borough and the local and wider London economy. The Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights for the change of use of B1c (light industrial) to residential (C3). Planning permission will now be required for any proposed changes to light industrial premises identified in the Article 4 Directions. A list of sites can be found in the related documents listed below.
- Article 4 Direction & Schedule 1 (table of sites) (pdf, 676kb)
- Schedule 2 - Map of identified B1c sites in Southwark to which the Direction applies (pdf, 4.7mb)
- Planning Committee Report (pdf, 362kb)
- Equalities Analysis (pdf, 153kb)
Page last updated: 01 February 2018