Article 3 & 4 directions

Article 4 Directions - Introduction

An article 4 direction restricts permitted development rights, i.e. development that property owners would normally be able to undertake without additional planning permission, for example replacing windows. This does not mean that certain changes cannot be made to a property,but that a planning application is required for those changes, if a relevant direction is in place.   

Each article 4 consists of some legal background, a map to show which properties are covered by the article 4 and a list of those works for which permitted development rights have been removed.

There is not normally a fee for a planning application to carry out works that would otherwise have been permitted development, if an article 4 had not been served.

There are several types of direction. 

Article 4 Directions served since 2010

Changes were made to the legislation that relates to Article 4 Directions in 2010. 

The following Article 4 Directions have been served by the Council since 2010.

AddressDate servedDate confirmed Details
Moreton in Marsh Hospital, Hospital Road, Moreton in Marsh 23/05/13 21/08/13 Direction
Plan 
Notice 

Article 4 (2) Directions

Prior to the 2010 change in legislation, these were used in conservation areas, to ensure that inappropriate development that might harm the conservation area does not take place.  They usually only apply to certain properties in the conservation area.  The specific article 4(2) direction describes those works that require planning consent; these might include replacing windows, removing stone roofing slates etc.  It should be noted that properties in some conservation areas in the District are covered by Article 4(1) rather than Article 4(2) directions, for example Chipping Campden. 

There are a number of article 4(2) directions in Cotswold District.  The Conservation Areas to which they apply are listed below.  By following the link, you will find maps of the properties covered by the relevant article 4(2) direction and a copy of the original article 4(2). 

AddressDate servedMapDetails of the direction
Avening (served 27/11/98) map direction
Bibury (served 27/11/98) map direction
Blockley (served 09/05/97) map direction
Bourton on the Water (served 19/12/00) map direction
Didmarton (served 12/08/99) map direction
Mickleton (served 21/08/03) map direction
Oddington (served 12/08/99) map direction
South Cerney (served 17/12/99) map direction

Article 4 (1) Directions

Prior to the 2010 change in legislation these were used in similar ways to article 4(2) directions, but their use is not limited to conservation areas. 

There are a number of article 4(1) directions in Cotswold District.  The areas to which they apply are listed below.  By following the link, you will find maps of the properties covered by the relevant article 4 direction and a copy of the original article 4. 

AddressDate servedMapDetails of direction
Brockhampton (served 14/04/81) map direction
Chipping Campden (served 24/07/84) map direction
Donnington - Waterhead Barn (served 24/05/72) map direction
Lower Slaughter - Land adjacent to the Mill  Class II / IV (served 19/07/82) map direction
Lower Slaughter - Land adjacent to the Mill  Class V / VI / VII / XXII (served 19/07/82) map direction
Lower Slaughter - Land near Washbourne's Place  Class IV (served 26/06/86) map direction
Lower Slaughter - Land near Washbourne's Place  Class VI (served 26/06/86) map direction
Lower Slaughter - Land N. of Coach & Manor Houses  Class IV (served 22/11/83)  map direction
Lower Slaughter - Land N. of Coach & Manor Houses VI / XXII (served 22/11/83) map direction
Perrotts Brook (served 15/11/88) map direction
Ozleworth - Land at Lower Barn (served 22/08/73) map direction
Tetbury (served 22/08/84)  map direction

Article 3 Directions

An article 3 direction removes permitted development rights for most forms of development if an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required. 

There is one article 3 direction in Cotswold District.  The area to which it applies is listed below.  By following the link, you will find a map of the properties covered by the relevant Article 3 direction and a copy of the original Article 3. 

AddressDate servedMapDetails of direction
Cowley (served 09/09/85) map direction

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