Article 4 Direction for Milton Keynes Central Business District

Consultation on Article 4 Direction within the Central Business District of Central Milton Keynes - October 2021

 

Introduction

At a delegated decision meeting on the 21 September 2021, Milton Keynes Council resolved to make and consult on a new Article 4 Direction within the Central Business District of Central Milton Keynes.

The Direction was made on 7 October 2021 and if confirmed, it will come into force on 8 October 2022 and will replace the current Article 4 Direction within the Central Business District which expires on 31 July 2022.

What does the Article 4 Direction do?

The Direction removes permitted development rights within the Central Business District area of Central Milton Keynes for a change of use from an office, Class E(g)(i) (offices) of Part A, Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 ("the Use Classes Order"), to a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouses) of Part C, Schedule 1 to the Use Classes Order. Once the Direction is in force within the area covered by it, anyone proposing to change an office to residential use will be required to apply for planning permission to the Council.

What area does the Article 4 cover?

The area covered by the Direction is the Central Business District of Central Milton Keynes.  This is the area between V7 Saxon Street, H6 Childs Way, the West Coast Mainline and H5 Portway.

Where can I view a copy of the Article 4 Direction, Notice and the Map illustrating the area to which the Direction applies?

These documents can be viewed here:

 

Where to submit Representations

Representations concerning the Article 4 Direction may be made from Thursday 7 October 2021 until 5pm on Friday 29 October 2021 by email to development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk or by post to Milton Keynes Council, Development Plans, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.

 

Delegated Decision Report

The Delegated Decision report for the 21 September meeting and accompanying papers are available to view at the link below:

Delegated Decision 21 September 2021

 

Further Information

For further information please contact development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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Confirmation of Article 4 Direction in the Central Business District area of Central Milton Keynes

 

Introduction

At a delegated decision meeting on the 10 November 2020, Milton Keynes Council resolved to confirm the Article 4 Direction in the Central Business District of Central Milton Keynes.  Milton Keynes Council has confirmed the Article 4 Direction on 25 May 2021 and it will come into effect on the 2 July 2021.

What does the Article 4 Direction do?

The Direction removes permitted development rights within the Central Business District area of Central Milton Keynes for a change of use from an office, Class B1a (offices) of the schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 ("the Use Classes Order"), to a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouses) of the Use Classes Order.  Once the Direction is in force within the area covered by it, anyone proposing to change an office to residential use will be required to apply for planning permission to the Council.

What area does the Article 4 Direction cover?

The area covered by the Direction is the Central Business District of Central Milton Keynes. This is the area between V7 Saxon Street, H6 Childs Way, the West Coast Mainline and H5 Portway.

Where can I view a copy of the Article 4 Direction, Notice and the Map illustrating the area to which the Direction applies?

These documents can be viewed here:  

Delegated Decision Report

The Delegated Decision report for the 10 November 2020 meeting and accompanying papers including a report on the representations received during public consultation on the Article 4 Direction are available to view at the link below:

Delegated Decision 10 November 2020

Further Information

For further information please contact development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk 

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Last Updated: 7 October 2021