3 February 2022
There is currently an Article 4 Direction which covers a number of office locations in Brighton and Hove.
There is currently an Article 4 Direction which covers a number of office locations in Brighton and Hove including:
The Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights for the change of use from office to residential use, and therefore planning permission is required.
This Article 4 Direction is due to lapse on 31st July 2022 and the Council are currently consulting on a new Article 4 Direction to restrict the change of use, however this is not due to become effective until 30th January 2023. As a result, there is a 6-month window of opportunity to apply for a change of use from Class E (which includes offices) to residential, subject to meeting the following Class MA Conditions:
The window of opportunity is relatively small, so speak to our planning team today for initial advice regarding unlocking the full potential of your office building.