Article 4 Direction within the Central Business District area of Central Milton Keynes

Summary

The Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights within the Central Business District (CBD) area of Central Milton Keynes for a change of use from office to residential use.  Once the Direction is in force, anyone proposing to change an office to residential use within the CBD will be required to apply for planning permission to the Council.  If confirmed, the Direction will come into force on 8 October 2022 and will replace the current Article 4 Direction within the Central Business District which expires on the 31 July 2022.

Purpose

To enable the Council  to assess office conversion proposals against relevant development plan policies.