Decisions Made

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Decisions published

21/06/2022 - Minor Change to Response Times for Corporate Complaints ref: 493    Recommendations Approved

Following updated complaints handling guidance from the Ombudsman, we are required to be compliant with regards to response times for Stage 1 and 2 complaints. The timescales they propose are in conflict with our policy and therefore we need to update our response times to ensure compliance.

Decision Maker: Head of Governance, People and Performance

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022


Lead officer: Siraj Choudhury

15/06/2022 - Proposed Article 4 Directions: Planning “Change of Use from” C3 (dwelling houses) to C4 (houses in multiple occupation) ref: 492    Recommendations Approved

On 3 February 2021 the Cabinet of Crawley Borough Council approved the making of 10 Directions under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended). Detail of this decision is provided in Report PES/366.

Following a 12 month notification period and having considered all representations made during consultation, it has been determined that the Article 4 Directions will come into force on 15 June 2022 in ten residential zones falling within the following areas:
- Weald Drive, Furnace Green
- Victoria Mews, West Green
- Caburn Heights, Southgate
- Aintree Road & Epsom Road, Furnace Green
- Ardingly Close, Ifield
- Farmleigh Close, Pound Hill
- Beverley Mews, Three Bridges
- Ringwood Close, Furnace Green
- Rillside & Winterfold, Furnace Green
- Arden Road, Furnace Green

Maps showing the extent of each zone can be viewed here.

The Directions relate to the permitted development right for the change of use of buildings from dwelling houses (Class C3) to houses of multiple occupation with up to 6 residents (Class C4) without the need for planning permission.

With the Article 4 Directions now in force within the ten zones identified above, the permitted development rights referred to above are removed. This means that within these areas planning permission will be required where a change of use is proposed from dwelling houses (Class C3) to houses of multiple occupation with up to 6 residents (Class C4). Changes of use which pre-date the coming into effect of the Direction are not affected.

Decision Maker: Head of Economy and Planning

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 15/06/2022


Lead officer: Clem Smith

26/05/2022 - Hawth Theatre to return back to Contract ref: 491    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Major Projects and Commercial Services

Decision published: 13/06/2022

Effective from: 26/05/2022


Lead officer: Paul Baker