Article 4 Directions, Regulation 7 Directions and Local Development Orders

Article 4 Directions

An Article 4 direction removes various forms of permitted development right normally associated with a property.

The reasons for the directions are normally to prevent development that would harm the character of the area.  For this reason, the form of development normally allowed through the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 has been restricted.

A planning application can still be submitted, with no fees needed, to carry out development restricted by the Article 4 direction.  However it may not be approved for the form of development restricted.  There are three Article 4 directions which control changes of use from Class C3 (family dwelling) to C4 (house in multiple occupation).  For further information on these directions, view the Houses in Multiple Occupation page.

View the list of Article 4 directions.

 

Here is our interactive map of the Article 4 Directions in Newcastle.  You can zoom in and out to get a closer look of the area you're interested in.  Click-and-drag or use the arrow keys to move the move around.  Click a coloured area or red line on the map to display a pop-up box with more information on it.  There is a search option under the map where you can search using a postcode. There is an option in the top right corner of the map to switch the aerial photography on and off.

 

In addition, Permitted Development rights have also been removed in a number of cases on individual developments, with a planning condition attached to the original planning permission for the development . Please contact Planning for a list of developments where permitted development rights have been removed by a condition, by emailing planning.control@newcastle.gov.uk.

 

  • If you believe there is a development in Newcastle which is in breach of these regulations, you can be report this to the Planning Enforcement team here.

 

Regulation 7 Directions ("To Let" boards restrictions on a residential property)

A Regulation 7 Direction under the Town and Country Planning (Control of  Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 places additional controls on various forms of advertisement that would normally have deemed consent (not require advertisement consent), on visual and safety grounds.

In Newcastle, the only Regulation 7 Direction restricts the display of "To Let" boards under Class 3A of Schedule 3, Part 1 of the above Regulations on residential properties in parts of Heaton, High West Jesmond, Jesmond, Sandyford, Shieldfield, South Gosforth and Spital Tongues. 

This restriction came into force on 5 January 2015. The removal of deemed consent in this case means that a letting board cannot be displayed outside a residential property in the areas stated. The display of “For Sale” boards and “To Let” boards on commercial properties in these areas continues to be able to be displayed in most cases.

Here is our interactive map of the restricted Areas in Newcastle.   This will show you the areas of the city, shown with the purple border, where this restriction applies.  You can zoom in and out to get a closer look of the area you're interested in.  Click-and-drag or use the arrow keys to move the move around.  Click a coloured area on the map to display a pop-up box with more information on it.  There is a search option under the map where you can search using a postcode. There is an option in the top right corner of the map to switch the aerial photography on and off.

Contact planning.control@newcastle.gov.uk for further advice on Article 4 directions, removal of permitted development rights and Regulation 7 directions.

 

Local Development Order

A Local Development Order extends the nationally set permitted development rights in a specific area and for a select range of development. The Order streamlines the planning process, by removing  the need to make a planning application. This creates certainty and saves time and money.

The only Local Development Order in Newcastle is the Neptune Energy Park Local Development Order (2012) which extends the range of permitted development rights for advanced engineering and manufacturing  associated with the marine offshore related industries and renewable energy low carbon manufacturing industries in sections of  the Walker Riverside area. The Order allows increased sized extensions to industrial buildings and associated plant and machinery above that permitted under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order. The Order expires on 1 April 2020.  View full details of the Order (pdf, 1mb).  (This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. )

If you have any queries with regard to the Neptune Energy Park Local Development Order please contact planning.control@newcastle.gov.uk

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You can use this interactive map to see the locations of all the restricted areas in Newcastle. 

Need more information?

Contact planning.control@newcastle.gov.uk for further advice on Article 4 directions, removal of permitted development rights and Regulation 7 directions.

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