Article 3 and 4 Directions

Permitted Development Rights - Article 4 Directions

Article 3 and 4

Permitted development rights are provided by Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (the GPDO). This allows certain types of development to proceed without the need for planning permission.

The most commonly used permitted development rights relate to dwelling houses. The following link provides details of common projects

Limits on or Withdrawal of Permitted Development Rights

While the basic aim of permitted development rights is to exclude relatively minor development proposals from planning controls, the scope of these rights are, and can be controlled by the following measures:

  • Each part of GPDO contains a number of detailed limitations on what specifically constitutes permitted development. These rights are more restrictive in the case of Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Most forms of development which require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) are exempt from permitted development rights.

  • Certain types of permitted development relating to agriculture and telecommunications apparatus are subject to a condition requiring the prior approval of the local planning authority to the siting and appearance of these works.

  • When granting planning permission for a particular development, local authorities can, by condition, remove permitted development rights.

  • Under Article 4 of the GDPO, local authorities can serve a direction which has the effect of removing specified permitted development rights from a particular area.

  • Permitted Development rights have been removed for many types of domestic development within both Cuckfield and Lindfield conservation areas for example. Please contact the Development Control section for further details on areas where Permitted Development rights have been removed.

To find out if your property is located within such an area please click on the relevant Direction below:

Downloadable Documents

PR-00074-ART4 – Butlers Green House, Haywards Heath

PR-00075-ART4 – Ham Farm, Scaynes Hill

PR-00076-ART4 – Newlands, West Hoathly

PR-00077-ART4 – Hammingden Lane, West Hoathly

PR-00078-ART4 – St Marks Church, Staplefield

PR-00079-ART4 – Rushfield Nurseries, Poynings

PR-00080-ART4 – Clayton Court Farm, Coldharbour Farm, Clayton

PR-00081-ART4 – Hanbury Park, Haywards Heath

PR-00082-ART4 – Southdown Farm, Keymer

PR-00083-ART4 – Land Rear of Cobbetts Mead, Haywards Heath

PR-00084-ART4 – Land at Rose Cottage Lane, Stapfield

PR-00085-ART4 – Land at Sunrise Farm, Cuckfield

PR-00086-ART4 – Land at Vowels Lane, West Hoathly

PR-00087-ART4 – Land off Bylanes Close, Cuckfield

PR-00088-ART4 – Bethany,Crawley Down

PR-00089-ART4 – Walstead Place Farm, Haywards Heath, Lindfield

PR-00090-ART4 – Land at Fairlight Farm, East Grinstead – Order No 1

PR-00091-ART4 – Cuckfield Conservation Area

PR-00092-ART4 – Lindfield Conservation Area – Original Designation

PR-01452-ART4 – Transferred Land from Wealden

PR-01453-ART4 – Transferred Land from Tandridge

PR-01454-ART4 – Danny, Parkland, Hurstpierpoint

PR-01455-ART4 – Transferred Land from Tandridge

PR-01461-ART4 – Lindfield Conservation Area – Extension

PR-01461-ART4 – Land at Fairlight Farm, East Grinstead – Order No 2

PR-01648-ART4 – Royal Oak Public House, Crawley Down