Consultations

Proposed Article 4 Directions

Hillingdon Council is using its planning powers to protect employment locations and jobs in the borough.

New Homes in Employment Areas

The council is consulting on a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights to demolish vacant commercial buildings and construct new residential buildings in their place, together with the right to build new dwelling houses on detached or terraced buildings in commercial or mixed use. These rights will be removed in the following areas of the borough:

Strategic Industrial Locations

  • Uxbridge Industrial Area
  • Hayes Industrial Area
  • Stonefield Way, South Ruislip
  • North Uxbridge Industrial Estates

Locally Significant Employment Locations

  • Salamander Quay, Harefield
  • Stockley Park
  • Odyssey Business Park, Ruislip

Locally Significant Industrial Sites

  • Packet Boat Lane, Cowley
  • Braintree Road Industrial Area, South Ruislip
  • Covert Farm, Heathrow

Once confirmed, this type of development in these areas will require full planning permission. This is to ensure the council can control and protect important areas of economic activity within the borough, and ensure that where new residential development is proposed it is subject to consideration against the policies in the Local Plan.

Consultation 

The council is consulting on all of the Article 4 Directions from 30 September to 31 October. Please see the Article 4 Direction Notices below for further details. 

The Notice, Direction and accompanying plans are also available to view below or by appointment only at the Civic Centre, London Borough of Hillingdon, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW.

How To Comment

If you wish to make a representation you may do by email to localplan@hillingdon.gov.uk or via post to:

Planning Policy Team

London Borough of Hillingdon

Civic Centre

Uxbridge

UB8 1UW

Any representations must be received by 5pm on 31 October and include your full name, email and postal address. 

Next Steps

Subject to confirmation by the council, the non-immediate Article 4 Direction would come into force on 1 November 2021.


Conversion of Offices and Light Industrial Buildings to Residential

The council is also consulting on the modification of two non-immediate Article 4 Directions previously confirmed, which removed permitted development rights to:

  • Convert B1(a) offices to C3 dwellinghouses

  • Convert B1(c) light industrial to C3 dwellinghouses

The Article 4 direction is being modified to extend the removal of these permitted development rights to more employment areas within the borough. The areas that will be covered by the replacement direction are as follows:

List of Locations - Office Conversions

List of Locations- Light Industrial Conversions

Office Growth Locations 

  • Uxbridge Town Centre
  • Stockley Park

Heathrow Perimeter sites

  • 400 - 470 Bath Road
  • Sheraton Heathrow Site
  • Premier Inn, 420 Bath Road Heathrow
  • Thistle London Hotel, Bath Road
  • Holiday Inn, Bath Road
  • Park Inn Hotel
  • 234 - 272 Bath Road
  • 1 Mondial Way
  • 3 Mondial Way
  • Mondial House, 5 Mondial Way
  • Samsonite House, 4 Mondial Way
  • Amadeus House, 6 Mondial Way
  • 15 Mondial Way
  • Sovereign Court, Sipson Road
  • Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Bath Road
  • Heathrow Marriott Hotel, Bath Road
  • Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Bath Road
  • Capital Place, 120 Bath Road
  • Holiday Inn,118 Bath Road
  • 1 Nobel Drive
  • Airport Bowl, Bath Road
  • Hotel Ibis, 112 Bath Road
  • Princess House, Nobel Drive
  • Status Park, Building 2 Nobel Drive
  • 3 Nobel Drive

Strategic Industrial Locations

  • Uxbridge Industrial Area
  • Hayes Industrial Area
  • Stonefield Way, South Ruislip
  • North Uxbridge Industrial Estates

Locally Significant Employment Locations

  • Summerhouse Lane / Salamander Quay, Harefield
  • Stockley Park
  • Odyssey Business Park, Ruislip

Locally Significant Industrial Sites

  • Packet Boat Lane, Cowley
  • Braintree Road Industrial Area, South Ruislip
  • Covert Farm, Heathrow

Hayes Opportunity Area

Strategic Industrial Locations

  • Uxbridge Industrial Area
  • North Uxbridge Industrial Estate
  • All of the Hayes Industrial  area
  • Stonefield Way, South Ruislip

Locally Significant Employment Location

  • Stockley Park
  • Summerhouse Lane / Salamander Quay, Harefield
  • Odyssey Business Park, Ruislip

Heathrow Perimeter Sites

  • 400 - 470 Bath Road
  • Sheraton Heathrow Site
  • Premier Inn, 420 Bath Road Heathrow
  • Thistle London Hotel, Bath Road
  • Holiday Inn, Bath Road
  • Park Inn Hotel
  • 234 - 272 Bath Road
  • 1 Mondial Way
  • 3 Mondial Way
  • Mondial House, 5 Mondial Way
  • Samsonite House, 4 Mondial Way
  • Amadeus House, 6 Mondial Way
  • 15 Mondial Way
  • Sovereign Court, Sipson Road
  • Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Bath Road
  • Heathrow Marriott Hotel, Bath Road
  • Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Bath Road
  • Capital Place, 120 Bath Road
  • Holiday Inn,118 Bath Road
  • 1 Nobel Drive
  • Airport Bowl, Bath Road
  • Hotel Ibis, 112 Bath Road
  • Princess House, Nobel Drive
  • Status Park, Building 2 Nobel Drive
  • 3 Nobel Drive

Locally Significant Industrial Location

  • Packet Boat Lane, Cowley
  • Braintree Road Industrial Area, South Ruislip
  • Covert Farm, Heathrow

 

Once confirmed, this type of development in these areas will require full planning permission. This is to ensure the council can control and protect important areas of economic activity within the Borough, and ensure that where conversions are proposed they are subject to consideration against the policies in the Local Plan.

Consultation 

The council is consulting on all of the Article 4 Directions from 30 September to 31 October. Please see the Article 4 Direction Notices below for further details. 

The Notice, Direction and accompanying plans are also available to view below or by appointment only at the Civic Centre, London Borough of Hillingdon, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW.

How To Comment

If you wish to make a representation you may do by email to localplan@hillingdon.gov.uk or via post to:

Planning Policy Team

London Borough of Hillingdon

Civic Centre

Uxbridge

UB8 1UW

Any representations must be received by 5pm on 31 October and include your full name, email and postal address. 

Next Steps

Subject to confirmation by the council, the non-immediate Article 4 Direction would come into force on 1st November 2021.

Please note that, in the interim period, the existing Article 4 Direction that came into force from 22 November 2017 regarding the protection of strategic employment is still in place. Details of this remain outlined below.

Page last updated: 30 Sep 2020