Jenrick confirms ‘higher threshold’ to restrict Article 4 controls over residential conversion PD rights

The housing secretary has announced a new “higher threshold” for the use of Article 4 directions, including confirmation that they should apply only to "the smallest area possible", in order to drive through the government’s controversial new commercial-to-residential permitted development (PD) right.

by Michael Donnelly
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick (pic: Getty)
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick (pic: Getty)

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