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Article 4 Directions

Article 4 Directions

Article 4 Directions are issued by the Council in circumstances where specific control over development is required, primarily where the character of an area of acknowledged importance would be threatened.

An Article 4 Direction does not prevent the development to which it applies, but instead requires that planning permission is first obtained from the local planning authority for that development.

Such Directions are usually applied over an area rather than on an individual property and are registered as a Local Land Charge, so that you will normally be aware of their existence. The effect of such a Direction is to remove Permitted Development Rights, thereby necessitating a planning application to be made. Article 4 Directions are not issued without careful consideration.

The following Article 4(1) Directions are in effect in this District:

Althorne - Land at Smugglers Club Ground

Althorne - The Bungalow, Green Lane

Great Braxted - Braxted Park Farm

Great Totham - land west of Middle Wood

Heybridge Basin - leisure plots

Land in Parishes of St Lawrence, Steeple, Southminster and Bradwell on Sea

Little Braxted - land west of Kelvedon Road, south of Little Braxted Lane

Purleigh - Rudley Oaks, Chelmsford Road

St Lawrence - highway verges within certain roads

Ulting - lake areas at Hoe Mill Quarry to east and west of the causeway

Ulting - land at Ulting Wick

Wickham Bishops - Chantry Wood, Witham Road

Wickham Bishops - Likely Wood, south east of Whitehouse Farm, Wickham Hall Lane

Woodham Mortimer - land south of Maldon Road, west of Post Office Road

Woodham Walter - Thrift Wood, north of Chelmsford Road

Woodham Walter - West Bowers Farm


There are also Article 4 Directions in effect in Conservation Areas in the District.