Non-immediate Article 4 Direction: Kingswood, Corby

Closed 5 Jun 2023

Opened 24 Apr 2023

Feedback updated 24 Apr 2024

We asked

Public consultation was undertaken for a period of six weeks between April and June 2023 on the introduction of the non-immediate Article 4 Direction, covering parts of Kingswood in Corby.

You said

Six responses were received. Three responses offered no comment on the Direction, two responses were generally supportive and one of the responses offered technical advice. The consultation responses did not identify any issues or new information to challenge the merit of the Article 4 Direction, either in the permitted development rights it removes, or the geographical extent of its coverage.

We did

The Article 4 Direction has been confirmed, as publicised, and will come into force (take effect) from 24 April 2024. A copy of the Article 4 Direction, including a map of the area covered by the Direction, is available to view on the Article 4 Direction pages of the Council's website ( You will also find other helpful resources including links to the Council's interactive mapping system, HMO licensing pages and planning permission check pages of the website.


Permitted development rights allow certain types of building work or changes of use without the need for planning permission. An Article 4 Direction allows a local planning authority to withdraw certain permitted development rights, so that planning permission is required.

North Northamptonshire Council has made a non-immediate Article 4 Direction covering parts of Kingswood, Corby. The Direction withdraws the permitted development right to convert houses (planning use class C3) to houses in multiple occupation (planning use class C4), meaning that this type of development will require planning permission from the date that the Direction comes into force.

The Notice of Article 4 Direction, including a map of the area to which the Direction applies, has been published for consultation for a period of six weeks between Monday 24 April and Monday 5 June 2023. Paper copies of the Notice of Direction and supporting evidence are also available for inspection at the Council offices and libraries listed below during normal opening hours. For full details of library opening times visit Library service - Libraries (

Council offices:

  • One Stop Shop, The Corby Cube, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG
  • Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, NN14 4LZ
  • Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX
  • Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP


  • Corby Library, The Corby Cube, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG
  • Irthlingborough Library, High Street, Irthlingborough, NN9 5PU
  • Kettering Library, Sheep Street, Kettering, NN16 0AY
  • Oundle Library, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4JA
  • Rushden Library, Newton Road, Rushden, NN10 0PT
  • Wellingborough Library, Pebble Lane, Wellingborough, NN8 1AS

Representations must be submitted in writing, either by email to: or by post to:

Planning Policy team
North Northamptonshire Council
Deene House
New Post Office Square
Northamptonshire, NN17 1GD

Representations must be received by midnight on Monday 5 June 2023.

What happens next?

Following the close of consultation, all representations will be considered by the Council in deciding whether to confirm the Direction. Subject to the comments received, the Direction is expected to come into force on 24 April 2024.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please email: or call Customer Services on 0300 126 3000 and request a call back from the Planning Policy team.

For information about how the consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see the consultation and engagement privacy notice.


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