Changes coming to Civil Parking Enforcement

Please don’t make us give you a parking ticket. From 31 January 2020 we will be able to issue fines. Please park legally and considerately.

Changes coming to Civil Parking Enforcement

Article 4 Direction

Planning restrictions in industrial/business areas 

An Article 4 Direction is in place for the industrial/business areas of Central Park/Town Centre, Halesfield, Hortonwood, Stafford Park and Tweedale.

The Direction removes the prior approval mechanism within Part 3 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 for the following changes of use:

  • Part O – Class B1(a) (offices) to C3 (dwellinghouses)
  • Part PA – Class B1(c) (light industrial) to C3 (dwellinghouses)
  • Part P – Class B8 (storage or distribution centre) to C3 (dwellinghouses).

This does not mean that the development would not be allowed, but that you will need to apply for planning permission and the application will be assessed against planning policies.

The Order was confirmed on 30 September 2016 and came into force on 1 October 2017.

Last updated: 4.51pm on Thursday 6 September 2018

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