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 recently confirmed two borough-wide directions under Article 4(1) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (‘GPDO’), removing permitted development rights relating to changes of use from offices/light industrial to residential and development rights associated with basement development.

The directions were 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 directions were confirmed by the council on 16 April and came into force on 26 April 2018.

Office and light industrial to residential – Article 4 Direction

Basement development – Article 4 Direction

The Directions are also available to view at Hammersmith Town Hall Reception, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JU

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

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