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 commercial premises to residential uses
Planning permission is required to convert commercial buildings to flats in Basing View. There are also restrictions on converting storage or distribution premises in Chineham Business Park and Hampshire International Business Park.
- 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.
- Development in some Conservation Areas