Article four directions

An article four direction is a special planning regulation that gives more planning control in a particular location (like a conservation area). It removes the permitted development rights for works like extensions, porches, replacement windows and doors, or painting the exterior of a building.

Historic England website – article four directions

view land relating to each article on our planning map 

Article four directions about dwellings:

Restrictions on construction or alteration of buildings; restrictions on construction or alteration of any enclosure:

Erection of gates, fences, walls or other enclosures. Exterior painting of any building. Temporary use of land. Use of land as caravan site:

Works to enlarge, alter or improve windows:

Construction of hard standings in land belonging to a house:

Works to enlarge, alter or improve a house by re-roofing or roofing extensions to a house:

Works to enlarge, alter or improve windows:

Works to alter the appearance of exterior walls of houses (1 – 33 and 4 – 56 in Kenn Road and 1 – 11 in Melbourne Terrace):

Works to enlarge, alter or improve windows, or insert roof lights:

The erection of ‘incidental enjoyment’ buildings in land belonging to a house. The construction of a hardstanding in land belonging to a house. Construction or alteration of enclosures. Making access to a highway. Exterior painting of buildings. Temporary use of land and the erection of movable structures for that use:

Erection of gates, fences or other enclosures:

Restrictions on construction or alterations of access:

Works to enlarge, alter or improve windows, or insert rooflights:

Creating access to a highway:

Works to enlarge, alter or improve windows, or insert rooflights:

Erection of temporary buildings in connection with development for which permission has been granted:

Restrictions on construction or alteration on the arrangement of windows, roofing, and porches:

Works to enlarge, alter or improve windows, or insert rooflights:

Article four directions not about dwellings

Restrictions on construction or alteration of buildings; restrictions on construction or alteration of any enclosure:

Restrictions on the use and works on agricultural land:

Agricultural building or engineering operations, winning and working of agricultural land for minerals and fish farming:

Restrictions on the use and works on agricultural land:

ATD40​ Abbots Leigh, Playground at Church Road

 

Erection of structures more than 5 feet in height:

Temporary uses:

Agricultural building or engineering operations:

Use of land as a caravan site:

Temporary use of land and erection of movable structures for that use:

Agricultural building or engineering operations:

Temporary use of land and erection of movable structures for that use:

Agricultural building or engineering operations:

Erection of gates, fences or other means of enclosure​:

Agricultural building or engineering operations​:

Restrictions on the use/works on agricultural land​:

Agricultural building or engineering operations:

Temporary use of land and erection of moveable structures for that use:

Temporary use of land and erection of moveable structures for that use:

Use of land for camping and erection of tents, caravans or moveable structures for that purpose:

Erection of temporary buildings in connection with development that has permission granted:

Agricultural building or engineering operations:

Temporary use of land for retail use and erection of moveable structures for that use:

Agricultural building or engineering operations:

Agricultural building or engineering operations: