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Permitted Development Rights and Article 4 Directions

Certain types of minor development can usually be carried out without planning permission. This is known as permitted development.

However, in some circumstances it may be desirable to remove these rights in order that the council retains control over the way development takes place. The powers to do this are given to the council under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Order) 2015.

Often, Article 4 directions are employed in Conservation Areas, where there is a potential threat to the amenity and quality of the built environment.

A list of Article 4 directions are available here