Article 4

Permitted development rights are a national grant of planning permission which allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application.

Where the local planning authority considers it is necessary to protect local amenity or the well-being of an area, permitted development rights can be removed by means of an Article 4 Direction. The effect of the Direction is to bring certain classes of development under planning control, so that they require the benefit of planning permission. This gives a local planning authority the opportunity to consider a proposal in more detail.

The following link to the National Planning Practice Guidance provides a useful summary of permitted development and information on the procedure for and implications of making an Article 4 Direction.


Article 4 Directions


Town And Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, As Amended

Direction Made Under Article 4(1) to Which Article 6 Applies

Yew Tree Cottage, 21 Yew Tree Lane and Dale House, 19 Yew Tree Lane Spratton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8HL


On 26 September 2016 Daventry District Council made an Article 4 Direction in respect of the above properties in Yew Tree Lane, Spratton. The Direction was made in response to the threat of demolition of a house, Yew Tree Cottage, which is considered by the Council to make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of this part of the village. The Direction also applies to the stone boundary walls at the site frontage of Yew Tree Cottage and the adjoining property, which provide a strong sense of enclosure and definition along Yew Tree Lane and are typical of the character of such features within the village of Spratton. 

An immediate Article 4 Direction can withdraw permitted development rights from the date that it is served; however it must be confirmed by the local planning authority within 6 months of coming into effect to remain in force. Confirmation occurs after the local planning authority has carried out a local consultation.

Anyone who wishes to make representations about the Article 4 Direction should write to Daventry District Council at Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP. The representation period begins on 29 September 2016; all representations must be received by Daventry District Council no later than 10 November 2016. Representations received after 10 November 2016 will not be taken into account by Daventry District Council when considering whether to confirm the Article 4 Direction.



Boughton Rise Development

Article 4 Direction for the Boughton Rise Development, also known as the Janla Estate, Boughton, removing permitted development rights for change of use from dwelling houses to houses in multiple occupation