Article 4 Directions
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An Article 4 direction is made by the local planning authority. It restricts the scope of permitted development rights either in relation to a particular area or site, or a particular type of development anywhere in the authority's area.
Where an Article 4 direction is in effect, a planning application may be required for development that would otherwise have been permitted development.
Article 4 directions are used to control works that could threaten the character of an area of acknowledged importance, such as a conservation area. This enables the council to control these minor developments so as to ensure that they accord with its policies to protect the character of a Conservation Area or the visual amenities of other areas and prevent developments that do not accord with those policies.
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