Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has (a) cancelled or (b) altered an article four direction issued by a local authority (i) to suspend permitted development rights for a house in multiple occupation and (ii) for other reasons in the period since 2010.
The requested information is not available for the period since 2010.
Since the national policy on Article 4 directions was amended on 1 July 2021, the department has not cancelled or modified any Article 4 directions which disapply permitted development rights for a house in multiple occupation. Since July 2021, the department has modified Article 4 directions for 10 local authorities for other reasons.