Have permitted development rights been removed?

Dec 13, 2023 | News

We’ve recently submitted a few applications for extensions that would normally be permitted development however development rights had been removed under an article 4 direction.

General permitted development rights are a grant of planning permission which allow certain building work to be carried out without the need to apply for planning permission. The planning portal link Do you need permission? – Planning Portal  gives a guideline to what is a permitted development and what isn’t.

We always say it’s a good practice to submit a  planning enquiry to your local authority when undertaking any kind of new project whether it’s an extension, garden room or solar panels. We can do this for you, please email info@myconservatorydesign.com

Not all areas have the same development rights, some areas are projected as designated land i.e. Conservation areas, Nation parks, Areas of outstanding natural beauty, The broads and World heritage sites.

Permitted development rights can also be removed by a local authority. We often find this on housing estates some new build but some 20 years old. This is generally a condition of granting planning permission to build the estate in the first place. This is called an article 4 direction.

The councils use this article 4 direction to protect the appearance of a local area. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to build or install your project but you will have to apply for planning permission.

The local authority now charge a fee £258 for this type of application. The fee unfortunately became chargeable in January 2018.

We can advise and submit the application for you, please visit our website www.myconservatorydesign.com or email info@myconservatorydesign.com

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