The Council is seeking to withdraw permitted development rights for change of use from office to residential use in certain specified areas within the Borough.
The Council is seeking views on this proposal before considering whether to formally introduce the change later this year. The consultation closes on 7 November 2014.
The Article 4 Direction was introduced on 23 September 2014 and if approved planning permission will be required to convert an office into a house or flat, in certain parts of the Borough.
It is intended that the Direction will come into force on 1 October 2015.