Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Licensing and Planning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Introduction of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights for change of use from Class E (commercial, business and service uses) to C3 (dwelling houses).
That the Cabinet Member approved the making of a non-immediate direction under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended) to remove permitted development rights granted for the changes of use from Class E (commercial, business and service uses) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses) within the area of the Central Activities Zone (CAZ) shown in Appendix 2, to come into effect on 1 August 2022.
REASONS FOR DECISION
The making of the proposed Article 4 Direction would help enable the City Council to use its planning powers to secure an appropriate balance of uses in the CAZ and facilitate economic recovery. In particular it would help ensure the availability of a range of commercial space to support the delivery of good growth in Westminster – which brings the maximum benefits for residents, workers, visitors and businesses in accordance with the objectives of City for All, and the policies in the Westminster City Plan. It would also help ensure new developments meet a wide range of policy objectives including responding to the climate emergency, contributing towards the delivery of affordable housing, and supporting enhanced infrastructure provision.
Publication date: 02/07/2021
Date of decision: 02/07/2021