Current Consultations

There are currently no ongoing planning policy consultations.

The following are not consultations but post-consultation outcomes.

Confirmation of the Hainault Business Park Article 4 Directions

The consultation for the Article 4 Directions at Hainault Business Park ended on 1 March 2021. On 18 May 2021, Cabinet agreed to confirm the Immediate Article 4 Direction and the Non-Immediate Article 4 Direction (the ‘Article 4 Directions) served in Hainault Business Park on 18 January 2021, under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (GPDO 2015). Both Article 4 Directions have been given a confirmation seal and can be accessed via the links below.

Immediate Article 4 Direction (1.67MB)

Non-immediate Article 4 Direction (2.03MB)

The Article 4 Directions remove the following permitted development rights:

  • Development consisting of a change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from a use falling within Class B1(a) (offices), to a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouses), being development comprised within Class O of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Order, and not being development comprised within any other Class.
  • Development consisting of a change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from a use falling within Class B8 (storage or distribution centre) to a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouses), being development comprised within Class P of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Order, and not being development comprised within any other Class.

The Non-Immediate Article 4 Direction also removes the following permitted development right:

  • Demolition of buildings comprising: a) premises established for office use falling within Class B1(a) of Schedule 2 to the Order; b) premises established for research and development, falling within Class B1(b) of Schedule 2 to the Order; or c) premises established for an industrial process, falling within Class B1(c) of Schedule 2 to the Order, (or combination of them), and replacement of such building(s) by any single detached purpose-built blocks of flats, or purpose-built detached dwellinghouses, being development to comprise within Class ZA of Part 20 of Schedule 2 to the Order, and not being development comprised within any other Class.

The Article 4 Directions will allow the Council to better control proposals for development on Hainault Business Park through the planning application process.

Please be aware that the Immediate Article 4 Direction served on Hainault Business Park has been effective since served on 18 January 2021 (Schedule 3 Paragraph 2(5) of the GPDO 2015) and is now permanently effective. The Non-immediate Article 4 Direction will become effective on 18 January 2022, being the date specified in the notice served on 18 January 2021.

Confirmation of the Aldersbrook and Lake House Conservation Area Immediate Article 4 Direction (confirmation is not under consultation)

On 2 November 2020 Redbridge Council served an Immediate Article 4 Direction in the Aldersbrook and Lake House Conservation Area, under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015. After a 6-week period of consultation from 2 November to 14 December 2020, the Council confirmed the Immediate Article 4 Direction at a Cabinet meeting on 16 March 2021.

This means that the Direction, which has been effective in the area since 2 November 2020, has been made permanent and that planning permission will continue to be required for the following permitted development rights:

  • Replacing roof covering
  • Installing roof lights
  • Installing solar panels on roof
  • Painting the façade/front wall of the house (façade means front or facing wall)
  • Replacing windows
  • New porches, demolition of external porches, and infilling of a recessed porch
  • Removing Boundary Wall of the property
  • Laying hardstanding in, or the paving over of front gardens, and installing drop kerbs

For information on how to make a planning application for any of the above work to your home please visit the Council planning pages. 

You can also find out about how to seek pre-application advice on the Council planning pages. 

You can view a copy of the confirmed and permanent Immediate Article 4 Direction through the Aldersbrook & Lake House Conservation Area Immediate Article 4 Direction

 

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