An Article 4 direction enables the local planning authority to withdraw permitted development (PD) rights including changes of use from an area or a particular property.
PD rights are a national grant of planning permission which allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015. These rights can be withdrawn under Article 4(1) of the order if there is a justification for both its purpose and extent.
Proposed Article 4 directions
Two non-immediate Article 4 directions have been proposed for the removal of PD rights for the following changes of use:
- Light industrial to residential use
- Office to residential use
The Direction relates to the following sites in Newhaven
Avis Way (Excluding playing fields, but including Estate Road)View Document
Beach Road Trading EstateView Document
Bevan Funnell (South Factory site only)View Document
Denton IslandView Document
Eastside NorthView Document
Eastside SouthView Document
Railway Road Industrial Estate (Excluding the Parker Pen Site)View Document
Town CentreView Document
When do they take effect?
Non-immediate Article 4 directions have been proposed under Article 4(1) to withdraw PD rights after 12 months’ notice. They were approved by Lewes District Council Planning Applications Committee on 11th October 2017 and are proposed to come into force on 5th November 2018, removing PD rights for any changes of use listed above.
- You can read the 11th October 2017 Planning Committee Report and minutes confirming the making of the Article 4 directions and the Public Notice.
- The reasons for the Article directions are set out in more detail in the Newhaven Employment Land Review Update 2017 carried out by Lichfield’s Consultants.
- You can view the areas affected by the Article 4 directions on the Schedule of Maps.