Information and guidance

Exemptions from Permitted Development Rights

An ‘Article 4’ direction restricts the scope of Permitted Development Rights in relation to:

  • a particular area or site
  • a particular type of development

Where such a direction is in effect, a planning application may be required for development that would otherwise have been permitted development. There are two in effect which you can view as PDF files:

With effect from 6 November 2014, Permitted Development Rights for the change of use of offices to residential use in specified employment sites are removed. The direction and map of the specified employment sites are shown in PDF files: