Article 4 Directions

Possible restrictions to the scope of the permitted developments in defined areas of land.

Article 3 of the General Permitted Development Order 1995 grants planning permission for a series of classes of development described as permitted development in Schedule 2 of the Order.  There are a variety of types of development that are considered to have a limited impact and to not justify the making of a planning application.  A whole series of built developments are included, ranging from householder schemes to industrial and agricultural proposals, telecommunication apparatus and infrastructure works by statutory undertakers, as well as certain changes of use.

However, by a Direction under Article 4 of the Order a local planning authority can restrict the scope of the permitted development rights in relation to defined areas.  Its effect is to require an application to be made for express permission for development proposals.  If that permission is refused, or granted subject to conditions other than those in the Order, the landowner is entitled under the 1990 Act, s.107 to claim compensation for abortive expenditure and any loss or damage caused by the loss of rights.

A new power was introduced by the 1995 Order, art.4(2), to make the directions, without the approval of the Secretary of State, in relation to dwelling-houses in conservation areas.

This is the only type of Article 4 Direction that we have in the Borough and it covers the Market Place Conservation Area in Dalton.  It requires householders to apply for alterations to the frontages of their property that would not normally require consent. An interactive map of the area can be seen below or you can visit our online mapping service to view this and other information.

For information on the boundaries of the area view our online web mapping service