We have made an Article 4 direction to remove some permitted development rights in our town and district centres.

We made the Article 4 direction on 4 March 2022 to begin the process of removing the permitted development rights that allow developers to change the use of shops, restaurants, takeaways and other town centre uses to homes without planning permission.

Between 4 March and 25 March 2022, we held a consultation and invited your views on the Article 4 direction. We did not receive any comments.

We confirmed the direction on 16 February 2023. The direction came into force on 6 March 2023.

Areas the Article 4 direction covers

The Article 4 direction covers parts of Aldershot and Farnborough town centres and North Camp district centre.

You can also see the areas covered in the Article 4 maps below:

Town and district centres Article 4 direction maps

Why we introduced the Article 4 direction

Our arguments for introducing the Article 4 direction are set out in our case paper.

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