Article 3 & 4 directions

Article 4 Directions

An article 4 direction restricts permitted development rights, i.e. development that property owners would normally be able to do 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

In 2010 changes were made to the Town and Country Planning general permitted development Article 4 legislation

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 

Consultation on Article 4 Directions for 74 Dyer Street, Cirencester

On 16 April 2018 the Council served an Article 4 (1) Direction (with immediate effect) covering part of 74 Dyer Street, Cirencester to protect this important historic building, which contributes positively to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and the history of the town. For more details please view: 

If you would like to comment on this Direction by 28 May 2018 please:

We will then consider all representations and decide whether or not to confirm the Direction.

Article 4 (2) Directions

Before 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. For more information please view the map of the properties covered and the article 4 (2) direction and 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

Before 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. For more information please view the map of the properties covered and the article 4 direction and the original article 4.

AddressDate servedMapDetails of article 4direction
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. For more information please view the map of the property covered and the article 4 direction and the original article 4.

AddressDate servedMapDetails of article 3 direction
Cowley (served 09/09/85) map direction

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