Article 4 Directions

What are Article 4 Directions?

Permitted development rights allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application. An Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights for a specific property or area, which means a planning application will be required.

Recent Article 4 Directions

Hammersmith & Fulham Council have confirmed a borough-wide direction under Article 4(1) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (‘GPDO’), removing permitted development rights relating to basement development.

The direction was made on 25 April 2017 and apply to the entire area of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (excluding the area designated as the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation Area). The direction was confirmed by the council on 16 April and came into force on 26 April 2018.

Basement development – Article 4 Direction

Properties affected by Article 4 Directions

We have restricted permitted development rights at many properties by making Article 4 Directions, especially in conservation areas. These directions are designed to protect buildings and areas from unsuitable alterations which could otherwise be done without planning.

Properties affected by Article 4 Directions