Article 4 direction

Article 4 directions
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Some types of development do not need planning permission. This is called permitted development rights. An article 4 direction means permitted development rights are withdrawn from a building or area.

Impact on planning decisions

Where there’s an article 4 direction, a planning application may be needed for work that would otherwise have been allowed under permitted development.

Responsible organisations and guidance

Local planning authorities or the Secretary of State. Guidance sets out when planning permission is needed.

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