Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Seeking approval to confirm a non-immediate
direction under article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General
Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 to remove permitted
development rights for changes of use from B1(a) (offices) to C3
(dwellinghouses) in the Westminster Central Activities Zone (CAZ).
The effect of the decision will be that from the date the Direction
comes into force, applications for planning permission will be
required for these changes of use.
i) That the representations made to the proposed non-immediate direction under article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (GPDO 2015) to remove permitted development rights granted by Schedule 2 Part 3 Class O of the 2015 Order (as amended) for changes of use from B1(a) (offices) to C3 (dwellinghouses) in the Central Activities Zone (CAZ) be approved
ii) That the Direction, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, to come into force on 1 May 2019 be approved.
iii) That the giving of notice of the confirmation and date of commencement of the Direction and sending of a copy of the Direction as confirmed to the Secretary of State as required by paragraph 1(11) of Schedule 3 to the GPDO 2015 (Appendix 3) be approved.
Reason for Decision
Confirming the proposed Direction will help enable the Council to use its planning powers to secure an appropriate balance of uses in the CAZ. In particular, it will help ensure the availability of a range of workspaces to support the delivery of the right kind of growth in Westminster – which brings the maximum benefits for residents, workers, visitors and businesses while minimising detrimental effects City’s sustainable growth – and support delivery of the growth targets set out in the Westminster City Plan.
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Date of decision: 01/02/2019