Article 4 directions - Article 4 directions

Under the Town and Country Planning Acts, a number of minor alterations to buildings are deemed to have been given planning consent by the Secretary of State. This ‘permitted development’, as set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, allows work to be undertaken without planning permission.

This would normally include household developments such as the replacement of windows and doors and the construction of extensions (including conservatories, garages and porches), in addition to other works such as the installation of solar panels and alterations to boundary walls/fences. An Article 4 Direction removes some or all of these permitted development rights.

Please note that the demolition of certain unlisted buildings outside of Conservation Areas may also be permitted development and an Article 4 Direction could be made to remove this. Currently there is one Article 4 Direction in Bassetlaw District, covering the Mr Straws Conservation Area.

 

How are owners affected?

Owners or occupiers will require Planning Permission for alterations to those parts of a building covered by the Article 4 Direction. Failure to obtain Planning Permission for such alterations may result in enforcement action being taken by the Council. There is no fee for an application for works affected by the Direction, although the normal fee will still apply for works ordinarily requiring Planning Permission.

The aims of an Article 4 Direction are to:

  1. Protect the historic architectural features of buildings within the affected area; and
  2. Seek the enhancement of the affected area where changes are proposed, by restricting unsympathetic architectural changes and encouraging the reintroduction of traditional features. 

 

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019

Under the Town and Country Planning Acts, a number of minor alterations to buildings are deemed to have been given planning consent by the Secretary of State. This ‘permitted development’, as set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, allows work to be undertaken without planning permission.

This would normally include household developments such as the replacement of windows and doors and the construction of extensions (including conservatories, garages and porches), in addition to other works such as the installation of solar panels and alterations to boundary walls/fences. An Article 4 Direction removes some or all of these permitted development rights.

Please note that the demolition of certain unlisted buildings outside of Conservation Areas may also be permitted development and an Article 4 Direction could be made to remove this. Currently there is one Article 4 Direction in Bassetlaw District, covering the Mr Straws Conservation Area.

 

How are owners affected?

Owners or occupiers will require Planning Permission for alterations to those parts of a building covered by the Article 4 Direction. Failure to obtain Planning Permission for such alterations may result in enforcement action being taken by the Council. There is no fee for an application for works affected by the Direction, although the normal fee will still apply for works ordinarily requiring Planning Permission.

The aims of an Article 4 Direction are to:

  1. Protect the historic architectural features of buildings within the affected area; and
  2. Seek the enhancement of the affected area where changes are proposed, by restricting unsympathetic architectural changes and encouraging the reintroduction of traditional features. 

 


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019