In several of the District's conservation areas, there are additional restrictions in place called Article 4 Directions. These directions mean that certain works, which would otherwise be permitted development, require planning permission. The following conservation areas include Article 4 Directions:
- Maldon - Church Street, North Street, The Hythe, Tenterfield Road
- Maldon - Butt Lane, Victoria Road
- Woodham Walter
There are also other Article 4 Directions in effect in the District.