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Article 4 Direction

Certain works that would normally require planning permission are permitted by the General Permitted Development Order. This is primarily because the works are of a scale or type that is generally not likely to have an unacceptable impact. The rules are the same across England and so inevitably cannot take account of local sensitivities. 


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.  


The following are the Article 4 Directions in Ashfield:


Land to the North of Palmerston Street & Old Chapel Land, Underwood

Land adjacent to the West boundary of Bagthorpe Conservation Area

Western Side of Dawgates Lane, Skegby

Westwood Farm, Main Road, Jacksdale

Flatts Lane, Westwood

Land Between Selston Common and Selston Green, Selston

Dalestorth Close

Land off Hucknall bypass, Hucknall

Land at Dunsil Farm, Silverhill Lane, Teversal

Kirkby Cross Conservation Area

Sunbeam House, West street, Hucknall