On 16 October 2017 a further Article 4 Direction was brought into force by the Council. This removes a temporary permitted development right that would otherwise allow the change of use of buildings from light industrial (B1c) to residential use (C3) without the requirement to obtain planning permission. This follows a 12 month notification period and consideration of the feedback submitted to the council during a three-month consultation period. Find out more.
Manor Royal is already subject to two Article 4 Directions. These remove permitted development rights that had allowed buildings in office (Class B1a) and storage & distribution (Class B8 ) uses to change to residential (Class C3) use through the prior approval process. The Directions came into force on 29 July 2016, and planning permission will be required where change of use from B1a or B8 to C3 is proposed.
Manor Royal Business District is the single biggest business park of Crawley, West Sussex and the Gatwick Diamond. Just two miles from London Gatwick Airport, mainline rail stations and major motorway networks, Manor Royal has become the centre for a diverse range of business activities, 500 firms, and 30,000 people.
Not only does Manor Royal make excellent commercial sense, its position on the county borders of rural West Sussex and Surrey provide excellent easy, access to attractive countryside, places of interest and culture.
Crawley itself boasts a prime retail and varied leisure offer and fantastic fast connections to the cities of Brighton and London. The enviable transport links also provide employers with access to a wide catchment for suppliers, customers, staff and housing options.
Manor Royal continues to thrive and attract interest supported by an active business community to ensure the area remains responsive to the demands of modern occupiers and workers. There is a lot more information on Manor Royal’s dedicated website covering everything from Business Life to Local Life.
Visit www.manorroyal.org to be part of it.
If you want to know more or can’t find what you are looking for, please contact the Business District Manager on 01293 683235 for further information.
tel: (01293) 519 415