Article 4 Directions
The council has made a number of Article 4 Directions that remove some permitted development rights from certain areas of the borough. This means that planning permission is now needed for some types of development that would normally be allowed under permitted development.
The following Article 4 Directions are in force:
- Conversion of dwelling houses to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Planning permission is required to convert a dwelling house to HMO in Basingstoke Town and Chineham and the surrounding villages of Old Basing, Oakley and Sherborne St John. View further information about HMO planning control.
- Development in some Conservation Areas
The council has also made and confirmed a new Article 4 Direction to remove some permitted development rights that allow the conversion of commercial premises to residential use in Basing View, Chineham Business Park and Hampshire International Business Park. This will come into force on 1 October 2019. View further information by visiting our Commercial to Residential Article 4 Direction page.