Chapmanslord Conservation Area Article 4 Direction
Some minor forms of development are classed as 'permitted development' and are normally exempt from planning permission. However, in Chapmanslord Conservation Area an Article 4 Direction has been made, with the support of residents, withdrawing some of these exemptions so that features are thought to be integral to the special character of the conservation area or minor development that may harm the conservation area are controlled. Therefore Planning Permission from the Council is now needed for the following types of development:
- the alteration of any window which fronts a highway
- the alteration of any door which fronts a highway
- re-roofing with different materials
- the installation of hardstanding for vehicles at the front
- the erection or construction of an extension or addition to a flank wall
- the erection or construction of a canopy or porch to a flank wall
- the erection, construction or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure fronting the highway
- the demolition of the whole or part of a gate, wall, fence or other means of enclosure fronting the highway
These restrictions apply to all properties in the Chapmanslord Conservation Area. No fee is needed for a planning application required by the Direction (i.e houses). Planning applications can be downloaded from this website.
All development in the conservation area should respect the features outlined above which contribute to its special character. It is always advisable to check with the Council if planning permission is needed before undertaking any works to the exterior of a property in the conservation area.