Article 4 directions
Article 4 directions in the borough
Current planning legislation allows property owners to make alterations to their property without planning permission. This is called permitted development. An article 4 direction removes this right, so that certain types of alterations will require planning permission. For example, householders can normally make minor alterations to their houses without requiring planning permission. However, in some areas, the Borough Council has removed these 'permitted development' rights by making an article 4 direction.
There are currently two article 4 directions in place in the borough. More information on each article 4 direction can be found on the following pages:
Please note all applications for planning permission are considered on their merits with no guarantee of approval.