Article 4 directions
Properties in some of Shropshire’s conservation areas are covered by Article 4 directions. Under the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995, certain works may be undertaken without the need for planning permission, and are known as 'permitted development'. Within conservation areas permitted development is more restrictive, in particular for extensions and alterations to houses, and for other development within residential curtilages.
Not all works in a conservation area require consent, but their character is comprised of many building types, with a wide range of details. The cumulative effect of inappropriate changes to windows, doors, chimneys and roof materials can have a major adverse impact on the overall character of the area. For this reason, we may resolve to make additional Article 4 and Article 4(2) directions in the future to control minor alterations to buildings.