For information on Article 4 and 4 (2) directions in the John Innes Merton Park and Wilton Crescent conservation areas see Conservation areas
Removal of permitted developments rights – Article 4 directions
You may need to apply for planning permission under Article 4 and 4 (2) directions for some developments and changes to buildings where planning permission wouldn't normally be needed. Find out where these directions apply.
Conversion of offices to homes
Usually, you don't need to apply for planning permission to convert offices to homes but it's required in certain areas of Merton where an Article 4 direction applies. The direction was introduced following consultation and is designed to protect businesses, jobs and services in these areas.
The areas are:
- Wimbledon town centre
- Willow Lane industrial estate, Merton
- Garth Road industrial estate, Lower Morden
- South Wimbledon (Morden Road) business area and Prince George's Road
- Durnsford Road and Plough Lane industrial estate, Wimbledon Park
If you have prior approval to change an office into a home in any of these areas before 3 April 2015, the Article 4 direction doesn't apply.
Erecting marquees during Wimbledon tennis championships
During the annual Wimbledon tennis championships you need to obtain planning permission to erect a marquee on public and private land in the north Wimbledon area.
If you have a question about these directions, please contact us.
Conservation and design office
Telephone: 020 8545 3837