Consultation on Article 4 Directions to 122-132 Belgrave Gate, 1 Garden Street

Closed 9 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Feb 2015

Feedback Updated 20 May 2015

We Asked

The council asked members of the public to comment on the immediate article 4 direction that was issued for 122-132 Belgrave Gate & 1 Garden Street, preventing the demolition of the buildings without first applying for planning permission.

You Said

22 responses were received, all supporting the immediate article 4 direction. General support for the retention of the buildings was received and members of the public wished for the garden street slum houses to be preserved and refurbished; showcasing the social history of the area.

We Did

The Council have until the 16th August 2015 to confirm the immediate Article 4 Direction. Once confirmed, the owners must apply for planning permission before the buildings are demolished.


Summary of Position

The owner of 122-132 Belgrave Gate & 1 Garden Street in the City centre informed the City council as local planning authority of their intention to clear the site by submitting a prior notification of proposed demolition application. The Council, as the local planning authority, had 21 days to determine this application, which expires on Tuesday 17th February 2015.

As Local Planning Authority, the City Council decided to remove the permitted development rights which would allow demolition of the properties and on Monday 16th February 2015 served an immediate Article 4 Direction which means that submission of an application for planning permission would now be required to demolish the buildings.

The decision to make an Article 4 Direction was made under powers delegated to the Director of Planning, Transportation and Economic Development on 12th February 2015. Background Information considered in making the decision is set out in the Related Information section on the next page when you click on Online Survey below.

The Direction itself can be found at this link and will apply for a period of 6 months. In order for the Direction to remain in place beyond this period, the City Council would need to confirm the Direction in line with the provisions of the relevant legislation.





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