Article 4 Directions

Some rights for "permitted development" are removed by an Article 4 Direction. This means that planning permission will be required for development that may normally be considered permitted development. This page presents the definitive current list but we strongly recommend that you check any information with us by calling 020 7361 3012 and do not rely solely on the information in the list below.

Making of non-immediate Article 4 Direction for office to residential use

The Council currently has an exemption from national permitted development rights which allow the change of use from office to residential use through a system of ‘prior approval’, meaning that planning permission is still required in the borough. This exemption is due to expire in May 2019.

In order to ensure that planning permission will continue to be required from May 2019 the Council has made a borough-wide Article 4 Direction. The Council will consider representations received before deciding whether to confirm the Article 4 direction. More details can be found on the Planning Policy Consultations webpage.


Confirmation of non-immediate Article 4 Direction for light industrial land

The Council has confirmed the Article 4 direction initially made on 23 September 2016 to remove the permitted development rights ordinarily allowed under Class PA of Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (as amended), allowing the change of use of a premises in light industrial use to a dwelling house.

The direction concerns all relevant properties in the following areas:

  • St Helen’s, Golborne, Notting Dale and Colville wards; 
  • The Lots Road Employment Zone; 

The Council has also made Article 4 directions for the following car repair garages outside of these areas:

  • 17-19 Edge Street, W8 7PH
  • 7 Russell Garden Mews, W14 8EU
  • 13-14 Osten Mews, SW7 4HW
  • 14-17 Astwood Mews, SW7 4ED
  • 4, 5, 8, 9 and 23 Astwood Mews, SW7 4ED
  • 16a Portobello Mews, W11 3DG
  • Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, SW3 3DZ

Where in a B1(c) light industrial use. The Direction will come into force on 1 October 2017.

Notice of Confirmation [PDF] (file size 551.69 KB)
B1(c) Article 4 Direction [PDF] (file size 8.7 MB)

 


Confirmation of non-immediate Article 4 Direction for launderettes

The Council has confirmed the Article 4 Direction initially made on 22 July 2016 to remove the permitted development rights ordinarily allowed under Schedule 2, Part 3, Class M of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015. These relate to the change of use of a launderette to a residential use, and the building operations reasonably necessary to carry out this conversion.

The Article 4 Direction relates to the change of use of the following properties:

  • 154 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4EF
  • 111 Earl’s Court Road, London SW5 9RL
  • 28 Golborne Road, London W10 5PF
  • 52 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
  • 341 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6DW
  • 395 King’s Road, London SW10 0LR
  • 76 Tavistock Road, London W11 1AN

The Article 4 Direction will come into force on 24 July 2017.

Launderettes - Article 4 Direction [PDF] (file size 3.62 MB)

Article 4 Direction for No. 145 Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LB

On 7th November 2016 the Council made an immediate Article 4 Direction for 145 Dovehouse Street. This removed the permitted development rights ordinarily allowed under Class A of Part 3 and Class D of Part 4 of Schedule 2 of the Town and County Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 as amended. This means that planning permission would be required for the change of use of the existing restaurant to a shop.

Under the provisions of the relevant regulations the Council has six months within which to decide where or not to confirm the Direction. Following further advice concerning with the level of possible compensation associated with the implementation of the Direction the Council has decided not to confirm the Direction.

 


Confirmed Borough-wide non-immediate Article 4 Direction for Basements

The Council made an Article 4 Direction on 15 April 2015 to remove permitted development rights for basement extensions (the Article 4 Direction defines the rights that will be removed) to single dwelling houses across the Borough. The Council consulted on the Article 4 Direction between 24 April and 8 June 2015. The Article 4 Direction was confirmed by Key Decision on 2 March 2016 and will come into force on 28 April 2016. It will apply to the entire area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Confirmed Article 4 Direction [PDF] (file size 1.28 MB)
Article 4 Direction Consultation Responses [PDF] (file size 676.89 KB)

Key decision report recommending confirmation

Previous information on the Basements Article 4 Direction

Consultation on the Article 4 Direction can be found on the consultation webpage.

The Cabinet report recommending making the Article 4 Direction can be found on the 19 March 2015 Cabinet Meetings webpage.

Public Houses

“The Council has made and confirmed Article 4 Directions on The Academy Public House and Kensington Park Hotel Pubic House. These have removed the permitted development rights which would ordinarily allow a change of use, without the need for planning permission, from an A4 use (a public house) to an A1 use (a shop), A2 use (financial and professional service) or an A3 use (restaurant), either on a permanent or on a flexible temporary basis.”

All other Article 4 Directions

Street Property number Article Number Start Date
Abingdon Road 32-38 even, 56-58 even, 62-68 even 56 18/01/1988
Abingdon Road 9 61 16/02/1989
Addison Avenue 1-57 (odd), 16-58 (even) 96 06/07/2012
Addison Place 1-5 (odd), 2-4(even), 12-22 (even) and 27-31 (odd) 96 06/07/2012
Albert Place 7 and 8 26 26/06/1978
Alma Terrace 1-10 consec 23 06/03/1978
Arundel Gardens 1,5-47 odd 2,8-44 even 41 09/07/1998
Arundel Gardens 1-41 odd 2-48 even 68 12/07/1996
Avondale Park Gardens 1-26 consec 64 29/01/1992
Avondale Park Road 1,1A, 3 & 3A 64 29/01/1992
Balliol Road 1-25 odd 2-26 even 46 23/10/1984
Balliol Road 1-25 odd 2-26 even 62 23/10/1984
Barlby Road 15 28 06/07/1978
Barlby Road 11,22 38 29/12/1978
Barlby Road 1-65 odd 2-34 even 69 29/01/1997
Bassett Road 1-63 odd 2-66 even 69 29/01/1997
Berkeley Gardens 3-11 conces 57 23/10/1984
Blenheim Crescent 53-137 odd, 34-94 even 41 09/07/1998
Blenheim Crescent 41B,43-135 odd, 36-94 even 68 12/07/1996
Boltons Gardens 11-23 consec 14 23/07/1976
Boyne Terrace Mews All 68 12/07/1996
Bracewell Road 2-56 even 88 13/11/1979
Brewster Gardens 1-55 odd 88 13/11/1979
Brunswick Gardens 1-49 odd, 2-56 even 57 23/10/1984
Bulmer Mews All 68 12/07/1996
Cadogan square 4A,16A 23 18/10/1988
Cambridge Gardens 31-41 odd, 61-107 odd, 111-121 odd, 6-54 even, 60-112 even 69 29/01/1997
Canning Place 1-10 consec 3 19/05/1969
Canning Place 1,10 53 23/12/1987
Canning Place 2-9 consec 54 23.12.1987
Carlyle Square 4-39 consec 58 16/03/1988
Chelsea Park Gardens 94 32 15/09/1978
Chelsea Park Gardens 4,8-50 even, 54-92 even, 9,11,15-37 odd 33  15/09/1978
Chelsea Park Gardens 52A 37 15/12/1978
Chelsea Square 28-33 consec, 63-68 consec 89 29/01/2003
Chepstow Crescent 1-7 odd, 15-25 odd, 35-37 odd, 2-24 even 78 09/12/1999
Chepstow Villas 35-41 odd 54-62 even 41 09/07/1998
Chepstow Villas 35-41 odd 54-62 even 68 12/07/1996
Chepstow Villas 23 77 02/09/1999
Chepstow Villas 1-21 odd, 25-33 odd, 2-52 even 78 09/12/1999
Clarendon Cross 12 41 09/07/1998
Clarendon Cross 12 68 12/07/1996
Clarendon Road 28-110 even, 41,45A-83 odd, 87-99 odd 41 09/07/1998
Clarendon Road 2-52 even, 56-110 even, 13-99 odd 68 12/07/1996
Collingham Gardens 1-18 consec 12 23/07/1976
Cresswell Gardens 10,11,12 13 17.09.1976
Cresswell Place 5-17 consec 13 17.09.1976
Dalgarno Gardens 58-116 even 69 29/01/1997
Darnley Terrace 1-6 (consec) 96 06/07/2012
Dawson Place 3-11 odd, 15-29 odd, 6-30 even 78 09/12/1999
Dawson Place 13 87 16/07/1998
Denbigh Road 12-24 even 78 09/12/1999
Denbigh Terrace 13-26 consec 78 09/12/1999
Drayson Mews 1-27 odd 49 02/10/1987
Drayton Gardens 1-39 odd, 4-56 even 12 23/07/1976
Drayton Gardens 60-74 even 81B 07/04/2000
Drayton Gardens 60-68 even 81C 07/04/2000
Eardley Crescent 1-75 odd, 2-58 even 76 05/05/1999
Earls Court Square 2-26 even, 30-52 even, 3-47 odd, 51-69 odd 36 15/11/1978
Elgin Crescent 16-36 even, 50-126 even, 15-153 odd 41 09/07/1998
Elgin Crescent 16-36 even, 50-120 even, 124-126 even, 5-153 odd 68 12/07/1996
Elm Park Road 24 15 14/01/1977
Ensor Mews 1-22 consec 63 14/03/1989
Essex Villas 11 48 24/09/1987
Essex Villas 1-9 odd, 13-21 odd, 2-10 even 59 25/05/1988
Finstock Road 3-41 odd, 2-42 even 46 23/10/1984
Finstock Road 3-41 odd, 2-42 even 62 23/10/1984
Gilston Road 3-43 odd, 10-24 even 13 17.09.1976
Gilston Road 26 14 23/07/1976
Glebe Place 53-59 consec 55 07/01/1988
Harley Gardens 1-8 consec 87A 07/04/2000
Harley Gardens 9-14 consec 81B 07/04/2000
Highlever Road 1-127 odd 2-88 even 46 23/10/1984
Highlever Road 1-127 odd 2-88 even 62 23/10/1984
Highlever Road 1-127 odd,131-143 odd, 147-173 odd, 2-104 even, 108-160 even 69 29/01/1997
Holland Park Avenue 2-22 even, 34-38 even 41 09/07/1998
Holland Park Avenue 8-22 even, 34-38 even, 58-60 even, 68-74 even, 80-82 even, 92-98 even 68 12/07/1996
Holland Park Avenue 130-132 (even), 152-186 (even), 133-159 (odd) 96 06/07/2012
Holland Park Road 9A, 11-17 odd 75 30/06/1999
Holland Villas Road 1-4 consec, 10, 13-15 consec 30 15/09/1978
Holland Villas Road 6,16 31 15/09/1978
Holland Villas Road 25 40 03/07/1979
Horbury Crescent All 68 12/07/1996
Horbury Mews 11, 12 41 09/07/1998
Horbury Mews All 68 12/07/1996
Inkerman Terrace 1-12 consec 5 20/01/1971
Inkerman Terrace 12 22 01/03/1978
Inkerman Terrace 1-11 consec 23 06/03/1978
Inkerman Terrace 1-12 consec 50 23/10/1984
Inverness Gardens 1-8 consec 57 23/10/1984
Kelfield Gardens 15-21 odd, 27-33 odd, 2-46 even 46 23/10/1984
Kelfield Gardens 15-21 odd, 27-33 odd, 2-46 even 62 23/10/1984
Kempsford Gardens 1-47 odd, 2-34 even 76 05/05/1999
Kensington Church Street 66,66A,66B 65 29/01/1992
Kensington Court Place 6-15 consec 74 15/05/1998
Kensington Park Gardens 1-9 consec, The Cottage and entrance to Ladbroke Sq Gardens Between 9 & 10 41 09/07/1998
Kensington Park Gardens 1-9 consec, 23, 24 68 12/07/1996
Kensington Park Road 30,32,72,74,126-146 even,160-184 even 41 09/07/1998
Kensington Park Road  126-184 even 43 & 44 29/01/1981
Kensington Park Road 148-158 even 52 23/12/1987
Kensington Park Road 1-15 odd, 6-38 even, 56-96 even, 114-184 even 68 12/07/1996
Kensington Square 17 42 23/12/1980
Kensington Square 14-19 consec 42A 23/10/1984
Kings Road 55-65 odd 66 26/05/1995
Kings Road 72-112 even 71 01/05/1998
Kingsbridge Road 1-23 odd 46 23/10/1984
Kingsbridge Road 1-23 odd 62 23/10/1984
Ladbroke Gardens 15-21 consec,23, 25-31 consec,33-35 consec 41 09/07/1998
Ladbroke Gardens 15-31 consec, 35 68 12/07/1996
Ladbroke Grove 14-32 even, 42-68 even, 70A, 90-94 even, 67-75 odd, 83,85,91,93 41 09/07/1998
Ladbroke Grove 2-94 even, 7-35 odd, 41-49 odd, 59-63 odd, 67-75 odd, 81-93 odd, 111-119 odd 68 12/07/1996
Ladbroke Road 14, 7-55 odd 41 09/07/1998
Ladbroke Road 2-22 even, 40-52 even ,56-88 even, 1-87 odd, 109-119 odd, 137-139 odd 68 12/07/1996
Ladbroke Square All 68 12/07/1996
Ladbroke Terrace 3-17 consec 68 12/07/1996
Ladbroke Walk All 68 12/07/1996
Lansdowne Crescent 2-18, 39-43 consec 41 09/07/1998
Lansdowne Crescent 1-18 consec, 39-44 consec 68 12/07/1996
Lansdowne Mews All 68 12/07/1996
Lansdowne Rise 2,4,6, Lansdowne Court 41 09/07/1998
Lansdowne Rise All 68 12/07/1996
Lansdowne Road 53 24 15/03/1978
Lansdowne Road 7-27 odd, 45-123 odd, 2-6 even, 10-108 even, Liddiard House, Laurence Court 41 09/07/1998
Lansdowne Road 2-6 even, 10-110 even, 1-103 odd, 113-123 odd 68 12/07/1996
Lansdowne Road 55 70 23/04/1997
Lansdowne Walk 1-19 consec 41 09/07/1998
Lansdowne Walk All(except No.1) 68 12/07/1996
Linden Mews 1-7 consec 83 09/02/2000
Lucern Mews 1-11 (Excluding No.9) 95 22/04/1992
Mary Place 20-38 64 29/01/1992
Melbury Road 24 75 30/06/1999
Milborne Grove 1-14 consec 14 23/07/1976
Nevern Square 1-63 consec 76 05/05/1999
Norland Place 1-18 (consec) 96 06/07/2012
Norland Road 30-50 (even) 96 06/07/2012
Norland Square 1, 1A and 1B, 2-52 (consec) 96 06/07/2012
Old Brompton Road 135-151 odd 12 23/07/1976
Old Brompton Road 153, 194 14 23/07/1976
Onslow Gardens 94 63 14/03/1989
Ossington Street 21-49 odd 78A 21/12/1999
Oxford Gardens 135-185 odd, 120-174 even 46 23/10/1984
Oxford Gardens 135-185 odd, 120-174 even 62 23/10/1984
Oxford Gardens 5-109 odd, 38-46 even, 50-112 even, 120 69 29/01/1997
Palace Gardens Terrace 58 40A 15/05/1980
Palace Gardens Terrace 2-102 even, 1-57 odd 57 23/10/1984
Palace Gardens Terrace 59-73 odd 65 29/01/1992
Pelham Street 51-61 odd 79 06/12/1999
Pembridge Crescent 20-22 even 78 09/12/1999
Pembridge Crescent 21 82 07/04/2000
Pembridge Place 1-18A consec 78 09/12/1999
Penzance Place 1-11 (odd) and 2-12 (even) and 12A 96 06/07/2012
Penzance Street 22-28 (consec) 96 06/07/2012
Philbeach Gardens 1-110 consec 76 05/05/1999
Philimore Gardens 24-30 even 59 25/05/1988
Philimore Place 2,4,14-18 even 59 25/05/1988
Phillimore Place 16 9 29/01/1975
Pont Street Mews 1-12, consec, 14-16 consec, Andros Cottage 60 18/10/1988
Portland Road 142A 68 12/07/1996
Portland Road 16-136 (even) including 16A-D, 1-179 (odd) 96 06/07/2012
Portobello Road 57-93 odd, 99-117 odd 68 12/07/1996
Portobello Road 16-70 even 78 09/12/1999
Princedale Road 14 94 30/09/2010
Princedale Road 2-116 (even), 5-57 (odd), 35A, 73-91 (odd) 96 06/07/2012
Princedale Road 57 97 & 98 05/11/2014 & 07/11/2014
Priory Walk 1-12 consec 14 23/07/1976
Queensdale Place 3-19 (odd) and 2-16 (even) 96 06/07/2012
Queensdale Road 1-57 (odd, inclusive of 11A-D) and 2-60 (even) 96 06/07/2012
Queensdale Walk 1-13 (consec) and 20 96 06/07/2012
Redcliffe Mews 2-24 even, 1-29 odd 81B 07/04/2000
Redcliffe Mews 2-24 even, 1-29 odd 81C 07/04/2000
Redcliffe Road 1-32 consec, 35-66 consec 81B 07/04/2000
Redcliffe Road 1-32 consec, 35-66 consec 81C 07/04/2000
Redesdale Street 1 29 03/08/1978
Rosmead Road 1 41 09/07/1998
Rosmead Road 1&2 68 12/07/1996
Royal Crescent 1-44 (consec) 96 06/07/2012
Royal Crescent Mews 11-32 (consec) 96 06/07/2012
Rutland Street 11-29 odd 72 23/04/1998
Scarsdale Villas 34 6 25/02/1974
Scarsdale Villas 58-62 even, 66-72 even 8 05/11/1976
Shafto Mews 1-11 odd, 2,6-14 even 23 18/10/1988
Shawfield Street 43 19 11/08/1977
St Ann's Road 2-32 (even) 96 06/07/2012
St Ann's Villas 1-33 (odd), 2-34 (even) 96 06/07/2012
St Charles Square 43-69 odd, 2-38 even 69 29/01/1997
St Helen's Gardens 23-51 odd 46 23/10/1984
St Helen's Gardens 23-51 odd 62 23/10/1984
St Helen's Gardens 23-59 odd 54-62 even 69 29/01/1997
St James's Gardens 1-56 (consec) and St James's Lodge 96 06/07/2012
St John's Gardens 1-3 consec 41 09/07/1998
St John's Gardens All 68 12/07/1996
St Lawrence Terrace 1-25 odd 2-24 even 69 29/01/1997
St Marks Place 1-13 consec 68 12/07/1996
St Marks Road 2 41 09/07/1998
St Marks Road 2 68 12/07/1996
St Marks Road 77-101 odd,125-131 odd, 30, 36-68 even 69 29/01/1997
St Mary Abbots Terrace 2-24 even 75 30/06/1999
St Quintin Avenue 1-31 odd 46 23/10/1984
St Quintin Avenue 1-31 odd 62 23/10/1984
St Quintin Avenue 1-33 odd, 37-67 odd, 71-83 odd, 2-24 even, 46-80 even 69 29/01/1997
St Quintin Gardens 2-8 consec 69 29/01/1997
Stanley Crescent 14-23 consec 41 09/07/1998
Stanley Crescent 14-25 consec 68 12/07/1996
Stratford Road 27 86 17/06/1997
Strathmore Gardens All 65 29/01/1992
The Boltons 1-28 consec 12 23/07/1976
The Little Boltons 2-34 even, 1-35 odd 81A 07/04/2000
The Little Boltons 2-48 even, 1-35 odd 81B 07/04/2000
The Little Boltons 38-48 even 81C 07/04/2000
Tregunter Road 1-51 consec 13 17/09/1976
Uxbridge Street 44 80 03/03/2000
Vernon Yard All 68 12/07/1996
Vicarage Gardens 9-16 consec 7 22/04/1974
Vicarage Gardens 8 57 23/10/1984
Vicarage Gardens 2-7 consec, 9-16 consec 65 29/01/1992
Victoria Road 23-81 odd, 2-52 even 67 13/09/1996
Wallingford Avenue 1-69 odd, 2-74 even 46 23/10/1984
Wallingford Avenue 1-69 odd, 2-74 even 62 23/10/1984
Wellington Square 1-35 consec 66 26/05/1995
Westbourne Grove 284-306 even, 283-289 odd, 295-305 odd 68 12/07/1996
Westbourne Grove 209-219 odd, 223-225 odd 78 09/12/1999
Westbourne Grove 221 87A 16/07/1998
Wilby Mews All 68 12/07/1996
Wilsham Street 65A & B - 117 (odd) 96 06/07/2012