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, 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
The council has made a new Article 4 Direction to remove some permitted development rights in Basing View that allow the conversion of commercial premises to residential use. We have consulted on these proposals and are now considering whether to confirm the Order. View further information by visiting our Basing View Commercial to Residential Article 4 Direction page.